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Put harassment regulation on same footing as OHS laws: Expert

A leading workplace academic has called on legislators to consider a UK parliamentary inquiry's recommendation to impose a legal obligation to protect workers from sexual harassment, with breaches resulting in "substantial financial penalties".

#MeToo parallel as racial slur sacking upheld

The FWC has praised Australia Post subsidiary Startrack Express for its flawless process in dismissing an employee who "crossed a line" from tolerable crudity to unacceptable racism in his remarks to colleagues.

Human Rights Commission launches year-long harassment inquiry

The Human Rights Commission says it will examine the scale, drivers and consequences of workplace sexual harassment and develop recommendations drawn from current best practice as part of a 12-month inquiry announced today.

Tribunal backs handyman's sacking for "non-s-xual" touching

The FWC has upheld the sacking of a long-serving handyman for serious misconduct that included continually touching a young receptionist, finding it was "understandable" given their age difference that she did not feel able to tell him to stop.


Robo-debate missing the mark for women: Academics

Academics say a national debate about automation and the future of work is failing to address issues of significance to young women, such as their desire for long, meaningful careers in which they are respected and can count on support while balancing work and family commitments.

Social media post had sufficient nexus with workplace: FWC

In an important ruling on out-of-hours conduct, the FWC has found that an employer didn't need to receive a complaint before investigating then sacking a worker for sharing a p--nographic video via social media with friends who included 19 male and female work colleagues.

Bench backs manager's sack for s-xual harassment

An FWC full bench has upbraided a tribunal member for suppressing the name of a sexual harassment complainant without proper consultation, but has upheld the sacking of a manager for the "hostile" and "derogatory" comments he directed at the trainee.

UFU fails to douse report into firefighters' culture

A court has thrown out a union bid to shut down a report into discriminatory behaviour in the Victorian fire services, confirming that the state human rights commission's powers extend to investigating statutory corporations.