What’s been happening in Australia in relation to sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying from 13 May -19 May 2024

Dismissed for posting negative comments about management The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently dealt with an unfair dismissal claim lodged by a worker against her employer, a hotel. She worked as a casual sales representative and bar supervisor.  The employer met with the employee to address performance issues such as sending herself on breaks during peak trade, […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 November 2023 – 3 December 2023

Is Working from Home and Flexibility Dying Out? The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently dealt with a case against an Adelaide man who wanted to work full-time from home. The case has occurred in light of a number of large corporations (such as Commonwealth Bank, NAB and IBM) who have ordered their employees back into[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 20 November 2023 – 26 November 2023

AHRC Hosts Positive Duty Webinar It’s only two weeks out from when the powers of the AHRC and their positive duty are live on the 12th December 2023. This webinar hosted by the AHRC is a great opportunity to hear what powers the Commission have, how they will use them and how a workplace can[…..]

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 14 – 20 February 2022

Dyson Heydon Victims Secure Settlement Three women who were sexually harassed by former High Court judge, Dyson Heydon, have secured a historic settlement payment. The compensation payouts were awarded in secret to the victims, Rachel Patterson Collins, Chelsea Tabart and Alex Eggerking. The payment packages are reported to have exceeded more than a million dollars.[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 March – 04 April 2021

Ministers Get New Cabinet Roles In response to the series of scandals relating to the treatment of women within Parliament house, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a cabinet reshuffle. Christian Porter has been made Industry minister while Peter Dutton will replace Linda Reynolds in the defence portfolio. Senator Reynolds, who is on medical leave,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 – 21 March 2021

Australia Marches Against Sexual Assault and Harassment of women Tens of thousands of people have turned out to marches across Australia, protesting against the sexual abuse and harassment of women in the country. They were spurred by a recent wave of allegations of sexual assault, centred around Australia’s parliament. Protesters feel the government’s response to[…..]