What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 December 2022 – 1 January 2023

Sexual Assault In The Metaverse: Virtual Reality, Real Trauma Last year, Facebook rebranded itself to become Meta. Its new online platform – the metaverse – is creating new challenges for sexual harassment prevention. The metaverse is a virtual space where people can interact using virtual reality and avatars. There have been reports of sexual assault […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 23 – 29 May 2022

New Laws Would Require Employers to Actively Prevent Sex Harassment During the election campaign, Labor committed to implementing legislation that will ratify the 55 recommendations made by Kate Jenkins in the Respect@Work report regarding sexual harassment prevention. Labor is set to amend the Sex Discrimination Act to uphold its election promise. One of the key[…..]

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

Can I Fire an Employee For Their Social Media Posts? Social media and the internet create added challenges for the human resources industry. In 2011, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) confirmed that employers can make employment decisions based on an employee’s personal social media posts. This has been reiterated in the 2022 decision of Corry[…..]