Gary Pinchen

One of the nations leading workplace advisors, representatives and commentators. Gary has represented some 12,000 clients over some 20 plus years, published some 300 plus articles. Gary has been pursuing sexual harassment claims since 2004, now having lodged in excess of a 1,000. He is passionate about employees rights and the test of fairness in the workplace. Have a problem, concern, confidential discussion, call him directly.

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What Evidence Do I Need for My Sexual Harassment Claim?

What Evidence Do I Need for My Sexual Harassment Claim? Sexual harassment, as defined under federal and state legislation, is unwanted or unwelcome sexual advances. Requests for sexual favors or conduct of a sexual nature in circumstances which a reasonable person. Having regard to all the circumstances, would have anticipated this behaviour to cause offense, …

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Sexual Harassment, the Sacking of a Westpac Employee

Given the gravity of the sexual harassment allegations In Keron v Westpac Banking Corporation,[1] Deputy President Binet found that the dismissal of a Westpac employee was not harsh, unjust or unreasonable given the gravity of the sexual harassment allegations. Mr John Keron was dismissed from his employment with Westpac after 35 years of service after …

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Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Harassment. Differences?

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Harassment. Differences?, its confusing, and not very well understood, so we are going to try and clarify the meaning of the different terms. Harassment Harassment in the workplace can take many forms but more often than not, it creates a toxic environment for employees and a headache for employers. Harassment is …

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Sexual Harassment: 13 Things You Need To Know

Sexual Harassment: 13 Things You Need To Know Sexual harassment: 13 things you need to know, continues our series, on providing detailed information and insights. I’ve been representing (we are not lawyers) mainly employees in sexual harassment claims since 2004, not just in recent times as a result of the publicity caused by the #metoo …

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Sexual harassment in the hospitality industry

Sexual harassment in the hospitality industry, i should have written an article years ago. The service workplace is largely populated by women, especially at the lower levels.Service employees tend to be young and many cases have little formal education. Their position in the workplace is often weak: young women are less confident when dealing with …

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Is it sexual harassment if I liked it?

As defined under federal and state legislation, sexual harassment has three essential elements: Unwelcome behaviour That is of a sexual nature And that a reasonable person in the circumstances would have anticipated to cause offense, humiliation or intimidation to the individual who was sexually harassed. But is it still considered sexual harassment if you enjoyed …

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How to Challenge and Halt Sexual Harassment: To Say Back Off

Do the startling: Name the behaviour. Whatever the harasser has just done, say it, and be specific. How to Challenge and Halt Sexual Harassment: To Say Back Off, we get allot of call regarding this, employees just want jobs, careers, just to be left alone. They are not necessarily chasing money, publicity, Instagram or tick …

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Are Unwelcome Comments Sexual Harassment? What Can I Do?

Are Unwelcome Comments Sexual Harassment? What Can I Do? There care two parts to the answer, 1) when does a unwelcome comment become sexual harassment?, then 2) what do i do about it? A broad range of conduct can be deemed ‘sexual harassment’ within the definition of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth). Sexual harassment …

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