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The Juggler

My vision for gender equality is for a world in which women can realise their full potential, and are able to live free from workplace oppression. But my vision also includes a world where men can be vulnerable, care freely, and work flexibly.

Recent trends in diversity and inclusion

Diane has worked with Employment Law Matters on delivering the Workshop for our Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Conferences, as well as the standalone diversity workshop series. ELM: We’ve seen your recent video on ELM where you highlight three things to consider when developing a diversity and inclusion strategy in an organisation Diane, For those that missed…

Three tips for developing a diversity and inclusion strategy

ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Hear what Workplace Diversity & Inclusion workshop trainer Diane Utatao advises those developing their D&I strategy in this video. “The best plans are supported visibly and passionately by the CEO and the senior level executives,” she says. “Without their commitment, you might as well walk away.”

Full Bench upholds Bupa’s right to change rosters in line with resident care needs

Read why the Full Bench upheld Bupa’s right to change the rosters of over 2,200 part time employees across its 29 aged care homes in NSW in this article by Calum Cook – Bupa A&NZ’s Deputy General Counsel – Care Services, Employment and Litigation.

Intoxicated worker unsuccessfully sues for employer’s request for alcohol screening

In Pere v Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service [2017] QDC 2, Mr Pere, a Fire Safety and Security Officer at the Gladstone Hospital, presented to work in what appeared to be an intoxicated state. He was requested to attend the emergency department of the Hospital to undertake blood and urine tests. The results of the tests established a four times the legal limit.

FWO crack down on employers for underpaying workers

Employment Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent, Lisa Qiu writes how the FWO “has begun cracking down on employers, forcing them to fork out thousands of dollars in back-pay and penalty fines for underpaying workers.” Read the specific case examples here.