What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 March – 3 April 2022

High Court Justices to Undertake Annual Harassment, Bullying Training A series of new reforms are being introduced to the High Court in response to the sexual harassment incidents involving former justice, Dyson Heydon. Staff members and associates will have the option to end a contract with a justice involved in sexual harassment complaints. High Court […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 – 30 January 2022

Football Australia Fines Melbourne Victory $5000 For Slurs Directed at Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo Melbourne Victory has been fined $5000 over an incident where Victory fans directed homophobic slurs at Adelaide United’s player, Josh Cavallo. Melbourne Victory was deemed to be in breach of Football Australia’s National Code of Conduct and Ethics. Football Australia reiterated[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 – 23 January 2022

‘Rude And Disruptive’ Employee Loses Bullying Claim An employee’s recent application for unfair dismissal based on bullying allegations was dismissed on the basis that his manager’s behaviour constituted reasonable management action. The employee was an account manager tasked to manage business customers. He was subject to performance indicators, including a target number of calls to[…..]

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 2 – 8 August

Brittany Higgins Alleged Attacker to Face Court The ACT Police have served a summons on a 26 year-old man accused of allegedly sexually assaulting former government staffer, Brittany Higgins. The man will face one charge of sexual intercourse without consent at Parliament House on March 23 2019. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 12[…..]