What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 – 23 October 2022

Is A ‘Neutral’ Workplace Dress Code Discriminatory? Australian commentators have been interested in the recent European Court of Justice decision where a neutral dress code at a workplace was not ruled as direct or indirect discrimination based on religion or belief. The case concerned a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf who was denied interviewing for […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 7 – 13 February 2022

Westpac Manager Fired for Two Second Touch to Female Colleagues Bottom In a landmark decision by the Fair Work Commission, Deputy President Binet upheld a sacking by Westpac of one of their senior managers, with a 35-year unblemished record, for touching the bottom of a junior female staff member at after work drinks. CCTV footage[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 20 – 26 December 2021

Senior APS Managers Encouraged to Attend Sexual Harassment Prevention Workshops This week, the work health and safety regulator for the federal government encouraged senior public servants to participate in sexual harassment training. The recommendation came after the Australian Public Service (APS) Commission released its State of Service report. The report showed that sexual harassment had[…..]