The FWC has asked the Morrison Government to delay its proposed new capacity to make anti-sexual-harassment orders to give it time to prepare for a flood of applications, in an echo of a call it made eight years ago before the introduction of the anti-bullying regime.
The Fair Work Commission will be able to make a "stop sexual harassment order" after a single incident under legislation introduced today to implement some of the recommendations from Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' Respect@Work report.
An independent complaints mechanism and a "serious incident team" should be created to deal with reports of assault, sexual harassment and serious bullying in Federal parliamentary workplaces, according to a new review.
Former Australia Post chief executive and managing director Christine Holgate is owed an apology for being denied procedural fairness and natural justice when she parted ways with the organisation, according to a Senate inquiry.
In a decision exploring legal privilege in anti-bullying cases, a FWC full bench has found an employer disingenuously misrepresented the purpose of an investigation to justify directing its operations manager to participate in a compulsory interview "at pain of dismissal".
An FWC full bench has quashed the decisions of a presidential member who refused to recuse himself before finding Regional Express executives bullied an engineer, holding he mistook legal principles and engaged in "entirely unjustified and inappropriate criticism".
A full Federal Court has today upheld a permanent stay on an openly gay solicitor's discrimination and harassment case, after he refused to undergo a psychiatric examination paid for by his firm and performed by a specialist of its choosing.
A senior FWC member has accused the chair of budget airline Regional Express of acting as the "puppet-master" of a general manager held, along with his deputy and a HR advisor, to have bullied an engineer targeted in the company's media releases.
A barrage of "thuggish" texts sent by the partner of a worker alleging harassment and bullying did not justify her dismissal, the FWC has found, describing the employer's attempt to vacuum-seal its investigation of her claims as both unreasonable and unrealistic.