What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 December 2023 – 17 December 2023

Controversial Lawyer Nathan Buckley Faces Discipline for Social Media Posts The New South Wales (NSW) Law Society’s council brought an application against controversial lawyer Nathan Buckley in late 2021. The council alleged that his social media activity in 2021 amounted to unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. In one of his posts, Mr Buckley is […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 August 2023 – 19 August 2023

Qantas Pilot Ordered to Re-Write Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Claim This week, a Qantas pilot was ordered by the Federal Court to re-write a part of her discrimination and sexual harassment statement of claim against the airline. Davida Forshaw is claiming that her former employer Qantas airlines discriminated against her based on her sex. In[…..]

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 11 – 18 April 2021

Councillor, Sandy Grekas, on Gender Abuse and Harassment in Local Government Female councillors have today spoken out about how the toxic workplace culture inside federal and NSW Parliaments is replicated at a local level and is a disincentive for women to enter local government. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, female councillors face a barrage[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 October 2020 – 11 October 2020

Increase in Sexual Harassment Complaints Since Covid-19 According to HCA Mag, the number of sexual harassment complaints has risen since the pandemic. Victoria, the state hit hardest by COVID-19, has seen one of the biggest increases in sexual harassment complaints, with reports up six per cent in the past twelve months. Commentators have speculated that[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 23 September 2019 – 29 September 2019

Toxic Kitchen Culture To Cause Major Chef Shortage Dr. Richard Robinson, a researcher at the University of Queensland, believes that ‘toxic kitchen culture’ is to blame for the predicted shortage of chefs in Australia by 2023. Of the apprentices interviewed by Dr. Robinson in Brisbane and Melbourne, 80 reported having experienced ‘sexual violence threats, bullying[…..]