What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Unfair Dismissal, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 Feb – 11 Feb 2024

Employee accused of misconduct reinstated following ‘deeply flawed’ investigation The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has reinstated an employee of a mining company after his employer failed to conduct a thorough investigation into allegations of misconduct. The decision is a reminder for employers to ensure that they have the necessary expertise and procedures in place before […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 29 January 2024 – 4 February 2024

Government to Introduce New Provision Which Give Workers a Right to Disconnect The government is set to introduce a new workplace provision in the first sitting week of Parliament in 2024 which would allow workers to tell their boss to stop making unreasonable contact outside of work hours. Crossbenchers Senator Lambie and Senator Pocock have[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 October 2020 – 18 October 2020

Allianz Report Shows Psychological WC Claims Increased by 80% Since 2017 A report by Allianz has found that the cost of psychological workers compensation claims has increased by 80% since 2017. The Allianz Future Thriving Workplaces report found that the behaviours employees claim most negatively influenced their mental health are: • Ineffective or unfair management[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 February 2020 – 1 March 2020

Unions and Employers Join Forces To Oppose Religious Freedom Bill In a rare showing, Australian unions and employers have combined forces to oppose the Morrison government’s controversial religious freedom bill, fearing that it will disrupt workplaces and pit employees of different religious backgrounds against each other. In a joint letter to Attorney-General Christian Porter this[…..]