What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 1 January 2024 – 7 January 2024

Adelaide Hospitals Address ‘Sexist’ and ‘Humiliating’ Behaviour of Surgeons with Eye Posters Researchers have discovered a new way to tackle “sexist” and “humiliating” behaviour by surgeons in operating rooms in Australia. A junior doctor and intern representative for Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Rose Petrohilos, said that it was “not uncommon” for surgeons to describe fellow […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 October 2023 – 22 October 2023

WorkSafe Fines Court Services Victoria $380,000 for ‘Toxic’ Workplace Court Services Victoria (CSV) has been fined $379,157 and convicted this week for failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace. The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard this week that from December 2015 to September 2018, employees at the Coroners Court were “at risk from exposure to[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 June 2023 – 2 July 2023

Legal Practice Board of Western Australia Launches ‘Speak Safely’ for Legal Professionals The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia has released a new online tool for legal professionals to report instances of harassment and inappropriate behaviour within workplaces. According to the article, the new “Speak Safely” program provides an anonymous online portal for legal practitioners[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 – 22 May 2022

Sexual Harassment Complaints Up By 25pc, Says Kate Jenkins Sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has warned employers to “get their house in order” to address sexual harassment as employees return to work. Harassment complaints have risen to 25 per cent since the beginning of the pandemic. Kate Jenkins also said that the Australia Human Rights[…..]

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 2 – 8 August

Brittany Higgins Alleged Attacker to Face Court The ACT Police have served a summons on a 26 year-old man accused of allegedly sexually assaulting former government staffer, Brittany Higgins. The man will face one charge of sexual intercourse without consent at Parliament House on March 23 2019. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 12[…..]

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

Sexual Harassment Claim Lodged in the Federal Court Against IOOF A former executive of wealth manager IOOF has accused the deputy chief investment officer and head of equities, Stanley Ye, of sexual harassment. In pleadings lodged with the Federal Court last month, the female executive alleged that Mr Yeo sexually harassed her on three occasions,[…..]