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Bartier Perry
The #metoo movement has started a very important conversation, and continues to be a powerful engine of social change.
Watkins Tapsell
The law provides that it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the grounds of disability.
Bartier Perry
Many workplace changes have not been driven by legislation, but cultural changes such as technology and discrimination.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This article briefly considers the Migrant Workers Taskforce (MWT) Report and the 'Fairness in Franchising' Report.
Kott Gunning
Australian employers who are concerned about the risk of employee litigation, should also consider the Weinstein Clause.
Bartier Perry
The article looks at the gender wage gap (for like-for-like roles) and suggests actions to reduce the gender pay gap.
Swaab
It is timely to reflect on the contribution of women in society, and how that contribution is valued in Australian law.
Swaab
Women are overrepresented amongst those living in poverty, as they are often unable to participate equally in society.
Swaab
Until women are able to maintain both home and work responsibilities, the gender pay gap will continue to be significant.
Swaab
Unwelcome conduct with a sexual element (as many Valentine's Day cards and gifts do) could constitute sexual harassment.
Swaab
Article defines sexual harassment and sexually harassing behaviours and looks at prevention and resolution of complaints.
M+K Lawyers
All employers have been asked to voluntarily and publicly waive rights to enforce certain confidentiality agreements.
Swaab
Article discusses the possibility of using the anti-bullying jurisdiction for sexual harassment matters.
Holding Redlich
It is important to have rational 'reasonable adjustments' in relation to a claim of discrimination in the workplace.
Swaab
Women at work will clearly remain at the centre of continued public discourse as well as public policy and legal reform.
MDC Legal
There are 5 steps to consider when investigating alleged employee misconduct, to mitigate the risk of legal claims.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Employers need to champion a positive workplace culture, and carefully respond to all sexual harassment complaints.
MDC Legal
Employers should be mindful of workplace conduct that may be direct or indirect discrimination of an employee's religion.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The focus on the responsibility of business to respect human rights was in the context of the modern slavery discourse.
Clyde & Co
In Australia, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) was established in January 2013 to investigate the sexual abuse of children ...
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Employers should approach these reviews with caution, as some formal performance reviews may constitute adverse action.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Recent case attests inappropriate conduct is a valid reason for dismissal even if no formal complaint was made about the conduct.
Bartier Perry
The #metoo movement has started a very important conversation, and continues to be a powerful engine of social change.
Swaab
Examination of legal claims senior staff can bring on termination of employment and how employers can safeguard against them.
Swaab
Until women are able to maintain both home and work responsibilities, the gender pay gap will continue to be significant.
Bartier Perry
Many workplace changes have not been driven by legislation, but cultural changes such as technology and discrimination.
PCC Employment Lawyers
An employee does not have to tell a co-worker to stop behaving in a certain way for the behaviours to be misconduct.
Bartier Perry
The article looks at the gender wage gap (for like-for-like roles) and suggests actions to reduce the gender pay gap.
PCC Employment Lawyers
It is possible for employers to manage situations involving employees or job applicants with criminal records carefully.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This article briefly considers the Migrant Workers Taskforce (MWT) Report and the 'Fairness in Franchising' Report.
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