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 31 January – 6 February 2022

Rio Tinto Admits Culture Of ‘Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Racism’ On 1 February 2022, Rio Tinto published an internal report that confirmed that sexual assault, bullying and racial discrimination are widespread throughout the company. 21 women had reported actual or attempted rape or sexual assault in the last five years. One third of women employed said[…..]

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[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 22-28 November 2021

Half of Men in Corporate Australia Are Fatigued by Gender Equality The results of a survey have been released, revealing that half of men working in corporate professions believe that reverse gender discrimination is occurring. Almost half of the men interviewed believe that there is too much discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 September 2019 – 6 October 2019

Detailed Study on Workplace Bullying Reveals Systemic Causes A new study conducted by researchers at the University of South Australia has found that two-thirds of Australians workers have experienced bullying. While the study found that only 10% of employees identified as ‘victims’, the reality is much more shocking. The findings placed Australia as the sixth-highest[…..]