What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 8 January 2024 – 14 January 2024

Gender Pay Data on Private Sector Employers Soon to Be Made Public On 27 February this year, the Workforce Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) will release the first set of private sector employer gender pay gap data. The collected data will cover reporting from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. The information will include median […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 July 2023 – 30 July 2023

Western Australian Government Launches ‘Zero Tolerance’ Project The State Government has granted $100,000 to the Multicultural Services Centre of Western Australia (MSCWA) to deliver a Zero Tolerance program. The program is designed to promote “safe, respectful and inclusive workplaces for culturally and linguistically diverse women.” According to the article, the program will include training that[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 22 May 2023 – 28 May 2023

Specialist Detectives Commence Investigation into Alleged Sexual Assault at Mine Site Perth specialist detectives from the sex assault squad have taken carriage of the investigation into the alleged sexual assault at the Roy Hill mine site in Newman. The alleged assault occurred on Friday last week at the Roy Hill Mine Village. The report involved[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 19 – 25 December 2022

Australia: People Of African Descent Living Under Siege Of Racism, Say UN Experts African people in Australia are exposed to many forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and systemic racism. This exists in all white dominated spaces in Australia. A group of UN experts came to Australia for an official 10-day visit and expressed serious concern[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 – 18 September 2022

Bullying, harassment and exploitation – all in a day’s work in hospitality The University of Queensland released results from a survey it conducted on the hospitality industry. The study involved 400 hospitality employees between late 2021 and early 2022. The study revealed that the industry is rife with sexual harassment, bullying and exploitation. Over 60%[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 – 31 July 2022

Can Employers, Like NRL Clubs, Direct Players In Contradiction To Their Beliefs? This week, seven players from Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles refused to wear the pride jersey that displayed the rainbow flag. The controversy has sparked employment law questions around the extent to which an employer can direct an employee to promote, or be involved in,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 20 – 26 June 2022

Sexual Harassment Against Women in the FIFO Mining Industry The WA parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment of women in the FIFO mining industry was released on 22 June 2022. The report focuses on sexual harassment and sexual assault on women in FIFO mining settings in WA and has made 24 recommendations of which 15 were[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18 – 24 April 2022

Boss Ordered To Pay $10,000 For Buttock-Slapping Harassment A female employee has been awarded $10,000 in damages after her superior repeatedly slapped her on the buttocks at work. The decision was handed down at the end of March 2022. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ordered Billy Cheung to pay damages after finding he had[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18 February to 6 March 2022

Boards Central to End Sexual Harassment On 2 March 2022, Kate Jenkins spoke to the importance of boards in preventing sexual harassment in a company. Ms Jenkins is the Sex Discrimination Commissioner. She spoke at the Australian Governance Summit, noting that only 19% of Australian companies recognised the role of the board in being central[…..]

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.[…..]