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The Weinstein Effect

Clayton Utz explain the Weinstein Effect: Managing inappropriate conduct in the workplace – managing sexual harassment, assessing legal risk, conducting investigations, assessing adversarial liability, and dealing with historical claims.

Interim orders in a “stop bullying” application

In a recent case, the FWC granted its first interim order issued in its anti-bullying jurisdiction, effectively issuing an injunction to stop an employer from proceeding with a workplace investigation for a bullying claim. Stephen Booth from Coleman Greig Lawyers explains what this decision means for employers.

“The 2017 Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Conference was a cracker of a conference!”

“It’s a lofty expectation for any conference organiser to plan the speakers and panels with the intent of keeping the attention of participants for the entirety of the conference – but I believe this one did!” — Diana Hewitson of Ambition Group Consulting reflects on the Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Conference.

Accessorial Liability – To resign or not to resign: that is the question, if you know you are involved in breaches of the Fair Work Act

“There is nothing wrong with sending the message that an employee should indeed resign if that is the only alternative to continuing to participate knowingly in illegal activity, ideally coupled with reporting the conduct … to the Fair Work Ombudsman”.