What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 September 2020 – 27 September 2020

COVID-19 Related Discrimination Claim Northern Mining and NSW Energy District have made a discrimination claim against BHP and Chandler Macleod. The Union argues that both BHP and Chandler Macleod contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by excluding employees from the workplace on the basis of their race, age and physical disability. Northern Mining and […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 13 April 2020 – 19 April 2020

Corona Virus Likely to Negatively Impact Older Employees Looking for Job APAC economist Callam Pickering said that while Australia’s lockdown restrictions are likely to ease in the foreseeable future, coronavirus will leave Australia’s economy weak, with anaemic growth for years to come. Pickering observed that a recession seems almost certain at this stage. Notably, the[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 March 2020 – 5 April 2020

Australian Human Rights Commission Releases Respect@Work Report The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has recently released the Respect@Work report – an analysis of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, remarking on the report’s findings, said it was ‘deeply disappointing’ Australia still had major changes to make. Special counsel for Shine Lawyers,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 23 March 2020 – 29 March 2020

Coronavirus and Discrimination Laws Law firm Gilchrist Connell has published an information sheet updating employers on their rights amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The information sheet, authored by solicitors Joel Zyngier, James Duffy and Sarah Wood, answered the following: Do Employers Have to Allow Employees to Work from Home? What Are Their Obligations to Employees When[…..]