What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 March 2024 – 31 March 2024

Can a Break-Up Lead to Unjust Dismissal? The Fair Work Commission recently dealt with an unfair dismissal case involving a worker who claimed she was wrongfully terminated by her former partner when their romance broke down. In August 2023, the worker and her employer’s personal relationship broke down, leading to significant hostility between them. The […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 December 2020 – 20 December 2020

McLachlan’s Criminal Charges Dropped Due to Issue of Consent Melbourne magistrate Belinda Wallington has dismissed all 13 charges of indecent assault against Australian actor Craig McLachlan. The 55-year-old was charged with seven counts of indecent assault and six of common law assault against four female co-stars. While magistrate Belinda Wallington made it known that the[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 15 June 2020 – 21 June 2020

Bullying Allegations by Former CEO of Cockburn Dismissed by Fair Work The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently dismissed a bullying claim by former Cockburn chief executive officer (CEO), Stephen Cain. Mr Cain applied to the FWC for an anti-bullying order against the Cockburn City Mayor, councillors Lee-Anne Smith and Kevin Allen and interim CEO Stuart[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 20 April 2020 – 26 April 2020

Horrific Allegations of Bullying for Employee Who Continued to Work Through a Union Strike A foreman at DP World Australia’s Melbourne port is suing his former employer for failing to prevent bullying and abuse. Michael Crompton, who worked at DP World during a union strike, was assured by management he would be looked after if[…..]