The Aust Defence Force needs a dedicated unit to tackle sexual misconduct that should report directly to the Chiefs of Service Committee (COSC), the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force has said.
Workplace training should be redesigned to lower the threshold of recognition of sexual harassment, new research suggests. That includes challenging myths, eg that perpetrators are always more senior than the targets, that men cannot harass other men, or that women fabricate or exaggerate the problem. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Encourage. Support. Act: Bystander report examines ...more
The NSW Independent Liquor and Gambling Authority (ILGA) is deciding whether casino operator Echo Management Group broke the law by not sooner reporting sexual harassment allegations against the former managing director of Sydney’s The Star casino. Its scrutiny comes despite an ILGA inquiry that supported Echo’s handling of the director’s dismissal.
Broader discriminatory provisions surrounding breastfeeding at work and employees’ family responsibilities could lead to increased legal risks for employers, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers.
HR managers need to crack down on discriminatory workplace culture as they face greater liability risks for sexual harassment claims, lawyers from DLA Phillips Fox say. In a report called The Serious Business of Sexual Harassment released on February 9, the firm warned about proposed Victorian legislation that would allow members of the equal opportunity ...more
Discrimination complaints in Western Australia increased 2.4% on the back of a huge rise in impairment complaints, up from 107 in 2008-09 to 174, according to the 2009-10 WA Equal Opportunity Commission annual report.
Source: Thomson Reuters Discrimination Alert, 3 November 2010.