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 3 – 9 January 2022

Victoria Mandating Gender Quotas on Construction Industry Is A ‘Good Start’ Victoria is implementing a mandatory quota that will ensure that women make up at least 35 per cent of management roles in government projects. The decision has been welcomed by organisations that advocate for gender equality. Notably, the Chair of the National Association of[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 July – 1 Aug

Performance Management was not Bullying: No Constructive Dismissal due to Resignation The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application by an employee alleging that performance improvement plan and warning letters amounted to bullying. Christopher Burgess applied to the Commission under s394 of the Fair Work Act for an unfair dismissal remedy in relation to Optus.[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 – 30 May 2021

Australia Post Senate Inquiry Report Released, Recommending that the PM Apologise to Christine Holgate The report of the Senate Committee Inquiry into Australia Post and the ousting of Christine Holgate over Cartier watches had been published, listing 25 recommendations. Among them is a recommendation that the Australia Post Board, Shareholder Ministers and the Prime Minister[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 January 2021 – 17 January 2021

Sexual Harassment Claim Lodged in the Federal Court Against IOOF A former executive of wealth manager IOOF has accused the deputy chief investment officer and head of equities, Stanley Ye, of sexual harassment. In pleadings lodged with the Federal Court last month, the female executive alleged that Mr Yeo sexually harassed her on three occasions,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

ACT Law Society Created Specific System for Sexual Harassment Complaints On advice from a working group set up in the wake of the Dyson Heydon scandal, the ACT Law Society has committed to establishing a system specifically for sexual harassment complaints within the legal profession. The system will connect ACT legal practitioners with a confidant[…..]