What’s been happening in Australia in relation to sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying from 20-26 May 2024

Weak corporate culture linked to unethical behaviour  A third of employees across the world have observed employee misconduct or unethical behaviour in the past year, with such practices more prevalent in organisations with weak workplace cultures. This is according to the latest Benchmark of Ethical Culture Report from the Learning Resource Network (LRN) , which […]

What’s been happening in Australia in relation to sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying from 06 May 2024 – 12 May 2024

Is raising your voice at a worker considered bullying? The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently dealt with an application made by a worker for an anti-bullying order. The worker, an employee of Yarra City Council, contended that at various times from September 2023, he was subjected to bullying by his employer and its infrastructure manager. The[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18 December 2023 – 24 December 2023

Safe Work Australia Releases ‘Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment’ Web Page Safe Work Australia released this week a “sexual and gender-based harassment” resource page. The web page contains an overview and includes information relating to WHS duties, such as how to manage risks. Further, it contains resources including: • Preventing workplace sexual harassment – guidance for[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 September 2023 – 1 October 2023

Disability Royal Commission Hands Down Final Report, Makes 222 Recommendations The long-awaited final report from the Disability Royal Commission was released this week following a 4-and-a-half-year investigation into Australia’s disability care sector. The report consists of 12 volumes and suggests 222 recommendations. It is the largest investigation into the experiences of Australians with disabilities. Some[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 August 2023 – 3 September 2023

Fortescue Metal Groups Dismisses 60 Workers for Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Misconduct Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has dismissed approximately sixty workers in relation to bullying, sexual harassment and workplace misconduct over the last financial year. According to FMG’s sustainability report released on Monday, 160 potential code breaches were investigated. 67 of the potential breaches[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 3 July 2023 – 9 July 2023

Western Australian Summit Held Next Month After Resources Sector Sexual Misconduct A new summit will be held next month in Perth to address the workplace culture within the Western Australian resources sector. The summit will take place following a recent #MeToo movement across the industry. According to the article, former sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18-24 July 2022

Is Your Workplace Ready to Protect Against Psychosocial Hazards? The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in Victoria are expected to come into effect in July 2022. It will introduce new definitions relating to ‘psychosocial hazards’. This will be defined to mean “any factor or factors… that may arise in the working environment and may cause[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 – 20 February 2022

Dyson Heydon Victims Secure Settlement Three women who were sexually harassed by former High Court judge, Dyson Heydon, have secured a historic settlement payment. The compensation payouts were awarded in secret to the victims, Rachel Patterson Collins, Chelsea Tabart and Alex Eggerking. The payment packages are reported to have exceeded more than a million dollars.[…..]

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

Dozens of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Public Sector Employees During the Budget Estimates hearing this week, Premier Mark McGowan has revealed the number of complaints of bullying and harassment received against public sector employees. Mr McGowan said 36 sexual harassment allegations had been made in the past 12 months. Of these allegations, 14 were substantiated[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 – 23 May 2021

Commonwealth Parliamentary Review Now Open for Submissions And Interviews The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun inviting contributions to its Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces. The Review will consider the workplace culture of Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces and will deliver its findings in November 2021. The Commission is welcoming contributions from people who work or[…..]