What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 19 Feb 2024 – 25 Feb 2024

Family and domestic violence at work Safe Work Australia has updated the Family and domestic violence at work information sheet to reflect changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 around entitlements to paid family and domestic violence leave. Managing the risk of family and domestic violence at the workplace is complex and needs to be handled appropriately […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Unfair Dismissal, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 Feb – 11 Feb 2024

Employee accused of misconduct reinstated following ‘deeply flawed’ investigation The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has reinstated an employee of a mining company after his employer failed to conduct a thorough investigation into allegations of misconduct. The decision is a reminder for employers to ensure that they have the necessary expertise and procedures in place before[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 August 2023 – 27 August 2023

Decrease in Sexual Harassment in Australia, Not Sexual Violence Recent data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that approximately 1.3 million women and more than 400,000 men have been subjected to sexual harassment in the last 12 months. According to the article, while women mostly reported inappropriate comments in relation to[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 13 March 2023 – 19 March 2023

Bruce Lehrmann Testifies before Federal Court Last week, Bruce Lehrmann testified before the Federal Court in relation to an extension of time application. According to the article, the extension of time application is typically required to be filed within a year of the allegedly defamatory publications. Lehrmann’s barrister Steven Whybrow SC stated that the defamatory[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 – 11 December 2022

Workplace Sexual Harassment Rates Aren’t Getting Better. How Do We Make It Stop? The Australian Human Rights Commission’s new survey reveals that 89% of women, 64% of men and 99% of non-binary people have been harassed at work. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, is once again calling on employers to better address this issue.[…..]

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 22-28 November 2021

Half of Men in Corporate Australia Are Fatigued by Gender Equality The results of a survey have been released, revealing that half of men working in corporate professions believe that reverse gender discrimination is occurring. Almost half of the men interviewed believe that there is too much discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The[…..]

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

Sony Music Fires Chief Executive, Denis Handlin, After Allegations Of Bullying, Discrimination and Misconduct Four Corners released an exposé on Sony Music Australia and revealed its workplace history of bullying, gender discrimination and misconduct. Over 100 current and former employees have spoken out on bullying, discrimination and misconduct experienced during their employment at Sony Music.[…..]

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 10 – 17 May 2021

Women Get $3.4bn For Jobs, Domestic Violence And Sexual Harassment The Federal Government this week announced a $3.4 billion fund to get mothers back into jobs, support those fleeing domestic violence and tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. The women’s budget statement included $20.5 million to implement recommendations from the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkin’s[…..]