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BHP's gender balance target discriminatory: Male executive

A former US-based BHP Billiton executive is seeking compensation and damages because it failed to appoint him to four job openings, alleging the positions went to women "clearly less qualified than him."

Corruption watchdog issues warning on gendered hiring

A report probing Queensland Police's use of discriminatory recruitment practices to prevent engagement of more meritorious males, to meet a 50% gender equity target, is a lesson in organisational culture and corruption risks, says the State's corruption commission.

Sacked for "he, she, they, whatever" complaint, worker claims

A clinician who complained of disregard for a transgender client's personal pronouns is suing a Headspace counselling service for allegedly putting them on administrative tasks and sacking them for exercising their workplace rights.

Respect@Work legislative changes imminent: Cash

The Morrison Government has confirmed that by the end of the month it will release legislative changes flowing from its Respect@Work response, which will include amendments to the Fair Work Act, while a new Human Rights Commission report released today recommends that company boards take over primary responsibility and accountability from HR and chief executives for preventing sexual harassment.

Reasons for court's six-year delay to remain a "mystery"

Lawyers for a Boral worker who waited six years for a decision in her sexual harassment case say reasons for the delay will have to "remain a mystery" after the Information Commissioner affirmed the rejection of her FOI request.

Bid to recover 40 years of Indigenous workers' "stolen wages"

Shine Lawyers has filed a class action suing the Federal Government to recoup "stolen wages" for Indigenous workers in the NT who allegedly had them unjustly withheld or not paid between 1933 and the 1970s as a result of wage control legislation.


Court rejects indemnity costs bid

The Federal Court has today ordered party-party costs, after rejecting a bid for indemnity costs, against a self-represented former World Vision employee who pursued a general protections case with no prospects of success.

Union uses Queensland IRC safety jurisdiction for harassment case

The RTBU has used a relatively new Queensland IRC power to hear safety disputes to pursue an alleged sexual harassment case on behalf of an Aurizon train driver member who claims the company "washed its hands" of the matter on the basis that it occurred outside of work.

Say sorry to former Post boss: Inquiry

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.