What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 Feb – 18 Feb 2024

Case against Perfection Fresh one of the biggest workplace sexual harassment and assault cases in Australia Proceedings have commenced in the Federal Court, whereby 12 women, supported by the United Workers Union, are suing fresh product giant Perfection Fresh after working at Two Wells Glasshouse in South Australia and allegedly being sexually harassed. As reported […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 September 2023 – 10 September 2023

WA Statistics Related to Sexual Harassment Complaints In the 2022-23 reporting year the Commission received 31 complaints of sexual harassment in employment, 24 of those were from women. In the complaints received, women told of constant sexualised comments, supervisors trying to kiss them at work functions and receiving a sexualised Secret Santa gift from a[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 3 July 2023 – 9 July 2023

Western Australian Summit Held Next Month After Resources Sector Sexual Misconduct A new summit will be held next month in Perth to address the workplace culture within the Western Australian resources sector. The summit will take place following a recent #MeToo movement across the industry. According to the article, former sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 June 2023 – 2 July 2023

Legal Practice Board of Western Australia Launches ‘Speak Safely’ for Legal Professionals The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia has released a new online tool for legal professionals to report instances of harassment and inappropriate behaviour within workplaces. According to the article, the new “Speak Safely” program provides an anonymous online portal for legal practitioners[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 December – 2 January 2021

‘Shit In Me Boots’: Docks Worker Nicknamed ‘Rat Dog’ Loses Bullying Case The Victorian County Court recently ruled against a plaintiff (Melbourne dock worker) in a workplace bullying case. The plaintiff’s claim was brought in negligence and in contract. He says that in the course of his employment with the defendant (P&O Ports), and from[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 – 12 September

Unfair Dismissal for Harassing Customer: Bridge v Globe Bottleshops [2011] FWC 3253 The applicant was dismissed by their employer for serious misconduct involving harassment in breach of the respondent’s safe workplace policy following a customer complaint. The customer alleged that the applicant made comments of a sexual nature towards her. The respondent decided to dismiss[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 9 – 15 August

Sexual Harassment Damages Increased The President of the Industrial Court of Queensland has increased the compensation for a woman who suffered sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of her employer, describing the initial sum as “manifestly inadequate.” President Davis set aside the initial award from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, replacing it with an[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 31 August 2020 – 6 September 2020

Workplace Sexual Harassment is a Health and Safety Issue In light of the Boe Pahari scandal, commentators have come out to oppose Australia’s current sexual harassment policies. The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in its 2019 National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment found that Australia’s policies are reactive. Sexual harassment policies in Australia focus on complaint[…..]