Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Law News
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…Read More
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…Read More
DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN AT THE OFFICE PARTY 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 at the expense of the boss. And so we should. After all, there’s got to be some perks to…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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