In a case that illustrates sexual harassment problems at remote mine sites, the Commission has upheld BHP Billiton's sacking of a service technician after he groped and pursued two young female cleaners, prompting one to leave the "too unsafe to return" worksite.
Victoria's Supreme Court has ruled that an employer might have treated a manager unfavourably because of her age and sex when it ignored her repeated requests to provide her similar over-agreement pay rates to those afforded to male colleagues, while it has also found that the State's equal opportunity laws enable consideration of "unconscious bias".
The High Court has today unanimously found that a lawyer diagnosed with PTSD and depression after working in the Victorian public prosecutor's unit that handles s-xual offences, including those involving children, would have cooperated with steps by her employer to shift her to another area of its operations.
A tribunal has awarded a s-xually harassed and assaulted beauty therapist $150,000 in general damages, equal to $70 per day for the six years she has suffered and will likely continue to suffer the effects of the conduct.
The FWC has taken the National Audit Office to task for revoking permission for a veteran public servant "at increased risk" from COVID-19 to work from home and then sacking her after she refused to return to Canberra while she cared for her dying uncle at their second residence.
In what looms as the country's most sophisticated legal challenge to compulsory workplace vaccinations to date, South Australia's Supreme Court will tomorrow begin hearing a case featuring a frozen-out player from the Australian Football League's elite women's competition, a respected vaccine developer and a former federal court judge.