What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 December 2023 – 10 December 2023

Independent Review Reveals Bullying, Harassment and Safety Concerns at a South Australian Forensic Mental Health Service An independent review has revealed reports of bullying, harassment, gaslighting and feeling unsafe at work at a South Australian forensic mental health service. The external review was conducted in light of a letter sent by “concerned staff” at James […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 December 2022 – 1 January 2023

Sexual Assault In The Metaverse: Virtual Reality, Real Trauma Last year, Facebook rebranded itself to become Meta. Its new online platform – the metaverse – is creating new challenges for sexual harassment prevention. The metaverse is a virtual space where people can interact using virtual reality and avatars. There have been reports of sexual assault[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 June – 3 July 2022

All-Time High Pay-Out Ordered for Bullied Worker and Adverse Action Claim In the recent Federal Court decision of Leggett v Hawkesbury Race Club, the Court issued its biggest compensation order related to bullying and adverse action. An employee who had worked for the Club for 25 years was deemed to have developed “a very serious[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 31 January 2021 – 7 February 2021

Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment, Violence and Aggression New national work health and safety guidance has been developed by Safe Work Australia to help businesses prevent workplace sexual harassment, violence and aggression. These new guidelines are a response to The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, which highlighted its prevalence, and[…..]