Workplace Culture, No Excuse for Sexual Harassment. Do Something About It!

The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee, finding that despite the employer’s “rather unusual” workplace culture, did not excuse the employee’s sexual harassment. It is well established that the workplace culture of an organization should reflect the values a business upholds and expects from its employees. However, it is becoming increasingly …

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Federal Government Fails to Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment

After years of campaigning by unions, gender equality advocates, and A Whole New Approach, amoungst others the Federal Government has introduced a Bill to the Senate which aims to simplify and streamline sexual harassment legislation. Sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful but it is still an ongoing and challenging issue in Australian workplaces. These …

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Fair work Commission Stop Sexual Harassment Orders

After years of campaigning by unions and gender equality advocates, the Federal Government has introduced a Bill to the Senate that aim to simplify and streamline sexual harassment legislation. These proposed amendments are in response to the Respect@Work Report (the Report) presented to the Government by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, in March last …

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AMP’s Perpetuated Culture of Sexual Harassment

AMP is a giant in the financial services industry, which should entail that the organization implements, and regulates, strict workplace sexual harassment and discrimination policies. It is expected that such an enormous company with expansive revenue and resources would have done its best to stamp out all inappropriate workplace behaviors- if not for the sake …

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Three women to sue former High Court judge Dyson Heydon over sexual harassment allegations

“Three former High Court associates have announced plans to sue former justice Dyson Heydon and the Commonwealth for compensation, after an independent investigation found their complaints of sexual harassment were valid.” This comment is from ABC online this morning The highest court in the land has been rocked by sexual harassment allegations regarding a respected …

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Sexual Harassment and Recession – What are your rights?

Sexual Harassment and it’s Capacity Sexual harassment has long been a pervasive, though often concealed, workplace issue. Now in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe, will sexual harassment be temporarily be minimised? Unlikely. Sexual harassment doesn’t just happen in physical office environments. As millions of Australians have been forced to …

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I’ve seen the terrible harm sexual harassment can do. Australia must catch up with the rest of the world

The following article was posted by The Guardian on Feb 17 2020. Link to Article www.theguardian.com/seen-the-terrible-harm-sexual-harassment-can-do-we-must-catch-up-with-the-rest-of-the-world Lydia’s* boss regularly touched her bottom, sexually propositioned her, made comments about her appearance and invited her to his home. He behaved this way to other women he worked with. He owned and ran the business – there was …

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