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ASX companies slow to increase female senior executives, but more women in HR: report

With the deadline looming for companies to submit their annual gender equity reports, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has highlighted a 13.9% pay gap for female senior managers in law firms, while a new KPMG report shows ASX-listed employers are making slow progress in appointing female senior executives – with the notable exception of HR roles.


Gender pay gap report highlights lifetime inequity

The ACTU has taken a lifecycle approach in its latest report on the gender pay gap, showing inequity starts early for young girls who typically receive 11% less pocket money and persists into retirement, when women's superannuation balances are on on average less than half those of men.

More gender-balanced boards pay workforces more equally: Report

New academic analysis released today by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency says there is a strong connection between gender balance in the make-up of boards and the reduction of gender-based gaps in the pay of their employees.

Employer vicariously liable for race bias

A tribunal has warned employers that they must not only have anti-discrimination policies in place but must also ensure they are "communicated effectively", after finding an Aboriginal economic development company vicariously liable for race discrimination.

Police charge Cbus employees with giving false evidence; & more

False evidence charges for Cbus employees; Unions target rural MPs and crossbenchers on penalty rates; Surgeons' action plan aims to reduce discrimination, bullying; Victoria backs family violence education program in workplaces; and Essendon to admit supplements program breached safety laws.

Bullying down in NSW public sector: Report

Bullying complaints by NSW public sector employees appear to be falling from an "unacceptably high" level, along with associated compensation claims, while the government is in the final stages of developing an anti-bullying "dashboard", according to a new report from the state's Public Service Commission.

Australia Post vicariously liable after failing to uphold its "exemplary" standards

A court has found Australia Post vicariously responsible for the actions of a supervisor because it failed to enforce its "exemplary" anti-discrimination policies after complaints that he racially abused a delivery driver, calling him a "f---ing black bastard" and telling him to go back to where he came from.


Perception failing to match reality on employment discrimination

Many IR practitioners, including tribunal members and judicial officers, seem to believe that "discrimination is not really a matter for workplace relations law" despite the fact that 80% of discrimination claims arise on the job, new research is showing.