Sexual Harassment Claims, Compensation Finally Increasing

Sexual Harassment Claims, Compensation Finally Increasing, this has been highlighted in two sexual harassment cases – in Queensland and Victoria – have raised the bar for the amount of compensation a complainant can reasonably expect to receive for a substantiated claim of sexual harassment and discrimination. Sexual Harassment Case In Queensland In Golding v Sippel …

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Sexual Harassment In Western Australia, What’s Going On?

Sexual Harassment In Western Australia, What’s Going On?, Unlike all other Australian jurisdictions, and most countries around the world, Western Australia strangely does not permit complainants in Equal Opportunity matters – particularly sexual harassment and discrimination – to be represented by anybody who is not a lawyer. You cannot be represented by who you want. …

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Sexual Harassment & COVID-19: The Blurring Of Boundaries

Sexual Harassment & COVID-19: The Blurring Of Boundaries. The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized our workplaces. Face-to-face interactions have largely been replaced by screens. Has COVID-19 eradicated workplace sexual harassment, or has it just taken a new form? Increase of Sexual Harassment during the Pandemic In late 2020, a prominent UK women’s charity, Rights of Women, …

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What is the Government Doing About Sexual Harassment in 2022? We Need Action!

2021 has seen the dawn of a new era of sexual harassment reforms. In 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission published ‘Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces’. This report investigated the current nature and prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces and proposed 55 Recommendations to better prevent sexual harassment and facilitate …

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Historical Sexual Harassment – Is it too late to speak up?

Historical Sexual Harassment – Is it too late to speak up? We get allot of calls regarding this topic. It is not uncommon for victims of sexual harassment to delay reporting what happened to them. In the Fourth National Survey on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, conducted in 2018, it was found that 72% of …

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Sexual Harassment in Small Businesses: What Can I Do?

Just like their larger counterparts, small businesses are not immune from the laws prohibiting workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. Even though they lack a dedicated Human Resources department or stringent reporting requirements, small businesses are also under a duty to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination from occurring in their workplace. Small businesses may be particularly …

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Workplace Culture, No Excuse for Sexual Harassment. Act Now!

Workplace Culture, No Excuse for Sexual Harassment. Act Now!, This has to be more than just a slogan. brick by brick, changes in strategies, training, ability to raise concerns without fear of retribution, all makes a difference. It is well established that the workplace culture of an organization should reflect the values a business upholds …

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Government Fails to Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment

Government Fails to Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment. After years of campaigning by unions, gender equality advocates, and A Whole New Approach, amongst 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 …

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Fair work Stop Sexual Harassment Orders, How Will They Work

Fair work Stop Sexual Harassment Orders, How Will They Work? 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 …

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Employee sacked for rape allegations, Find out what happened

Mining giant BHP have recently dismissed a second employee, after the employee had been charged with rape but this time the allegation involves an incident when the man was off roster. It is alleged that in mid-July 2020, a BHP employee was sexually assaulted by a fellow employee at a home in Perth. Upon returning …

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