What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 January 2023 – 22 January 2023

More Sexual Harassment Laws Two pieces of significant legislation were quietly assented to in the pre-Christmas rush, which are worth having a look at. Both demonstrate there is a definite shift in the law related to unlawful behaviours from a complaint-based system to one where an organisation must proactively prevent its workers from engaging in […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 13 – 19 June 2022

Australia: Is Rejecting a Working From Home Request Bullying? In a recent application to the Fair Work Commission, it was concluded that rejecting a working from home request did not amount to bullying. In Application by Dr Veronica Hampson [2022] FWC 935, the Commission found that the supervisor had received advice that the employee was[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18-24 October 2021

WA Labor to Introduce New Legislation to Address Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment On 20 October 2021, the McGowan Government announced it was introducing the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 to improve employment protections. Among the changes is a new framework to address bullying and sexual harassment. The Bill will allow the WA Industrial[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 1 June 2020 – 7 June 2020

Fair Work Commission Says Employee Used Stop Bullying Order to Deflect Justifiable Action by Employer In the recent decision of Tanka Jang Karki [2019] FWC 3147, Fair Work Commission Deputy President Sams warned that employees are applying for ‘stop bullying orders’ ‘as a deflection, or diversion, or even to overturn a justified disciplinary action.’ The[…..]