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SEX DISCRIMINATION: IT CAN HAPPEN TO MEN

May 4, 2017

SEX DISCRIMINATION: IT CAN HAPPEN TO MEN – By Andrew Carpenter – Sex discrimination is illegal in Australia. However, that doesn’t mean it’s non-existent; it’s alive and kicking in many workplaces across the country. When stories of sex discrimination are covered by the media, they usually concern women. But what isn’t quite as well known…

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REPORT: SAPOL SEXUAL HARASSMENT A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM

December 20, 2016

08 7111 0376 First consultation free Live Chat With A Lawyer Now Location Finder REPORT: SAPOL SEXUAL HARASSMENT A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM – By Hayley Boswell – In a new report, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has found sexual harassment and discrimination to be at shockingly high levels in the South Australian Police force (SAPOL). When…

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DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN AT THE OFFICE PARTY

December 15, 2016

08 7111 0376 First consultation free Live Chat With A Lawyer Now Location Finder DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN AT THE OFFICE PARTY – By Geoffrey Wark – In December, office party season ramps up. Having worked hard all year, it’s only natural that we want to let our hair down and celebrate…

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VICTIMISATION IN THE WORKPLACE

November 17, 2016

08 7111 0376 First consultation free Live Chat With A Lawyer Now Location Finder VICTIMISATION IN THE WORKPLACE – By Hayley Boswell – For most of us, going to work is a normal activity which takes up a significant portion of our daily lives. For this reason, it’s important that we feel safe at work…

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CHILDCARE’S “NON-WORKING” PARENT REQUIREMENT: IS IT DISCRIMINATION?

October 20, 2016

CHILDCARE’S “NON-WORKING” PARENT REQUIREMENT: IS IT DISCRIMINATION? – By Hayley Boswell – Just recently, an internet storm erupted over a letter from a childcare centre to its parents. It highlighted the gulf between working and “non-working” parents and raised questions about whether the childcare centre was engaging in discrimination. Background An unidentified childcare centre sent…

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SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES AWARDED IN WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

October 3, 2016

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES AWARDED IN WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE – By Hayley Boswell – A woman who was sexually harassed at work has been awarded $130,000– a significantly higher amount than in previous similar cases.  This case is important because courts now appear willing to award higher payouts in line with community expectations. Background The woman,…

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IS THE LAW CATCHING UP WITH POLICE OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE?

July 28, 2016

IS THE LAW CATCHING UP WITH POLICE OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE? – By Hayley Boswell – For too many victims of workplace sexual harassment, the fear of publicity will stop them from making a complaint or taking legal action. Sadly, this may mean that the victim is denied justice and also that the harassing behaviour is…

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