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 20 February 2023 – 26 February 2023

Victorian Worker Wins Sexual Harassment Appeal in Supreme Court of Victoria A Victorian Supreme Court has found that a pay-out of $10,000 following a sexual harassment claim was “inadequate in the extreme.” Ms Leung was found to have been sexually harassed by her manager at Gumboots Australia six times between September 2019 and January 2020.[…..]

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[…..]