What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 13 – 19 June 2022

Australia: Is Rejecting a Working From Home Request Bullying? In a recent application to the Fair Work Commission, it was concluded that rejecting a working from home request did not amount to bullying. In Application by Dr Veronica Hampson [2022] FWC 935, the Commission found that the supervisor had received advice that the employee was […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 May – 5 June 2022

High Court finds employer failed to enforce a safe system of work The High Court recently decided in Kozarov v Victoria (Kozarov)1 that some work, by its very nature, puts an employer on notice that an employee may suffer a psychiatric injury as a result of performing the work. Being on notice of such risks[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 – 17 April 2022

First Imprisonment for Individual PCBU for Industrial Manslaughter The first individual to be convicted in Australia for industrial manslaughter has been sentenced to five years imprisonment. Industrial manslaughter laws exist in Qld, Victoria, ACT, NT and WA. While the conviction related to a death of a volunteer when a load from a fork lift struck[…..]