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Bah! Humbug! An employer’s guide to the silly season

Filed under: OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

It’s the most wonderful time of the year according to the popular jingle by Andy Williams, but for many employers Christmas and Christmas parties are fraught...

An introduction to workplace bullying laws

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace bullying has garnered a lot of attention in recent years and deservedly so. We spend a significant amount of our waking hours in the workplace,...

Multinational employer ordered to pay $100,000 for general damages in landmark sexual harassment case

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Harassment

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia earlier this week handed down a landmark decision concerning the assessment of general damages for victims...

What is the definition of unfair dismissal and unlawful termination?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Discrimination, Harassment, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal and unlawful termination are the type of terms that seem pretty self-explanatory, and although most of us have a general understanding...

Industrial and Employment Law Alert: Discrimination law update

Filed under: Discrimination, Industrial Relations

Amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) provide new protections against discrimination on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation, gender...

Are employers allowed to discriminate against potential employees?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Discrimination, Industrial Relations, Employment and Human Resources

It may seem counterintuitive that laws exist which exempt certain discriminatory behaviour in regards to employment, but legislation does permit certain...

Significant changes to workplace equality legislation

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Harassment, Unfair Dismissal, Employment and Human Resources

On 22 November 2012, the Commonwealth Government passed legislation amending the previous equal opportunity Act1 to enact the new Workplace Gender Equality...

Industrial and Employment Law Alert: High Court of Australia eases the burden (of proof) on employers responding to “adverse action” claims under the Fair Work Act

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Privacy, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal, Employment and Human Resources

A landmark decision delivered in the High Court of Australia last week will be welcome news to employers facing claims of adverse action from employees....

What is workplace discrimination?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Harassment, Industrial Relations, Unfair Dismissal

It goes without saying that the workplace should be safe and free from discrimination – and in an ideal world, this would be the case. For the most part,...

What do the new Queensland WHS laws mean for you?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Privacy, Industrial Relations, Unfair Dismissal

From 1 January 2012, Queensland will have new WHS laws as part of a national system (although not all states have signed up at this stage). The new laws...

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