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Tis the season for Christmas parties: Are you prepared?
A guide for employers: what to do to ensure that you & your staff are well prepared for work Christmas parties.
Australia
20 Nov 2019
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Are LGBTQI+ students and staff currently protected from expulsion?
Public schools and religious educational institutions should review their practices in relation to LGBTQI+ individuals.
Australia
29 Oct 2018
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Indirect disability discrimination – Disability extends to behaviour that is a symptom or manifestation of a disability
The finding of indirect discrimination related to the requirement that he work unreasonable hours, to his disadvantage.
Australia
25 Oct 2018
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Conspiracy theories lead to accidental discrimination
Directing the employee to leave work and not to return without a medical clearance was held to be a clear detriment.
Australia
25 Oct 2018
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Texting inappropriate messages outside of work hours still constitutes sexual harassment
The Australian Human Rights Commission is conducting a National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.
Australia
23 Aug 2018
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New national guidance material on work-related psychological health and safety
This Safe Work Australia material is a systematic and practical approach to managing work-related psychological injury.
Australia
2 Jul 2018
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Managing mental health – employers must respond proactively to known risks of psychiatric harm
Employers should also have robust processes in place to handle bullying complaints and serious interpersonal conflicts.
Australia
17 May 2018
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Recruitment risk – employer ordered to pay $10,000 in damages to a job candidate for discrimination based on mental illness
The recruitment decision must be based on actual role requirements, especially after a pre-employment medical assessment.
Australia
10 May 2018
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#MeToo: a sexual harassment case update
The #MeToo movement may empower employees to raise sexual harassment allegations.
Australia
21 Feb 2018
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[Video] The importance of workplace policies
This informative video discusses workplace policies that all employers must have in place to comply with legislation.
Australia
18 Sep 2017
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Fair Work Commission suspends investigation and disciplinary process to hear bullying claim
Employers must consider an employee's bullying complaint made during a workplace investigation or disciplinary process.
Australia
23 May 2017
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Salvation Army cleared of discrimination despite improper adherence to policy but case leaves open possibility that gambling addiction is a ‘disability' under AHR laws
An employee argued that her gambling addiction was a 'disability', and she was treated less favourably by her employer.
Australia
20 Feb 2017
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Workplace Gender Equality Agency releases 2015-16 data
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) report is a snapshot of Australia's overall performance on gender equality.
Australia
 
18 Nov 2016
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Exemplary anti-discrimination policies and training not enough to avoid vicarious liability in discrimination complaint
The employer had not taken all reasonable steps to prevent the manager racially discriminating against the complainant.
Australia
20 Dec 2015
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The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 – a snapshot
If passed, this will be the first significant amendments made by the Government since the election in September 2013.
Australia
27 Oct 2014
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Big increase in damages for sexual harassment
The Full Federal Court ordered that an employee's award of damages for unlawful sexual harassment be greatly increased.
Australia
27 Oct 2014
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Large payout in recent bullying case for employee returning from maternity leave
Employers must respond to all workplace bullying complaints and have policies and procedures to manage workplace conduct.
Australia
15 May 2014
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Important changes for employers commenced on 1 January 2014
It is important that employers are aware of the changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 that commenced on 1 January 2014.
Australia
13 Jan 2014
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Accountant ordered to pay $476,000 in damages for sexual harassment - a timely reminder for Christmas functions!
Conduct outside of working hours can also expose an employer to liability for the conduct of contractors and employees.
Australia
19 Dec 2013
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Complaint by a sacked employee accepted by Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission despite a valid deed of release
The Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal recently rejected an interlocutory application by an employer to dismiss a complaint where the employee had signed a deed of release that included a clause releasing the employer from any future claims.
Australia
3 Mar 2010
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