Policies HR needs to implement to ensure adequate procedures are in place for the prevention and management of sexual harassment in the workplace
The #MeToo movement may empower employees to raise sexual harassment allegations. These allegations may be both historic and recent.
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.
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.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – An excellent interview with Clayton Utz Partner, Cilla Robinson regarding bullying and mental health in the workplace. We learn how and why the two issues are becoming increasingly common in modern workforces.
In this detailed interview with Daniel Proietto we learn more about the possible changes and impacts of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017, specifically the financial impacts on both the individual and the company.
An employee was awarded a total of $625,345, being $210,000 for pain and suffering and $415,345 for pecuniary loss, due to the lack of duty of care from the Department of Health Victoria as her employer. Read how the relationship was causing the employee “extreme stress and she was at risk of psychiatric harm”.
Ashurst Senior Associate, Liz Grey, answers five essential questions regarding domestic leave entitlements in Australia. “Consider the terms of any domestic violence leave policy or enterprise agreement clause, and in particular, the definitions used,” she advises employers.
Clayton Utz’ Partner, Hedy Cray highlights significant new rights that will be afforded to employees under the Bill that will impact Queensland public sector employers. Read this article to better understand those rights as she breaks down its different parts.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – An excellent video featuring Associate Rachael Judge of Simpson Grierson talking about the need to have solid proactive and reactive approaches in place for workplace bullying. The short but clear message about natural justice is also not to be missed.