Leaders & Liability: Secondary and vicarious liability related to unlawful workplace behaviours.

In today’s complex and regulated work environment, leaders, board members and anyone in a position of authority are responsible for ensuring their organisations comply with current workplace behaviour laws and guidelines. Unlawful workplace behaviours such as sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying not only affect employees, but also place leaders at risk of secondary liability, and […]

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 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[…..]