A worker who made derogatory comments about a supervisor on social media has won $28,000 compensation because he was never told his dismissal was partly based on a confidential report claiming his behaviour had a negative effect on his colleagues.
Responsibility for gender equity strategies should be partially devolved from centralised HR departments to line managers, and training to combat "unconscious bias" in selection processes should be mandated for supervisors and managers, according to a new report on barriers to women's career advancement in higher education.
Victorian Crown employees seeking relief from workplace bullying might be out in the cold after the FWC found it has no power to handle anti-bullying matters because the state has not referred the necessary power to Canberra.
AMWU urges full bench to reject bid to re-open casual service case; FWC dismisses claim by "bullied" manager who didn’t appear; Wages might be on the rise, says RBA; and Training obligations should continue for 457 visa sponsors.
The FWC has thrown out a teacher's anti-bullying application after he withdrew his acceptance of settlement terms that included relocation to a new workplace and anger management support and sought to re-activate his case.
A bill introduced to Queensland's Parliament by IR Minister Grace Grace yesterday ushers in a new regime for workplace discrimination, and for the first time, provides protections against adverse action and bullying.
Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick says a culture of sexual harassment in the Australian Federal Police is so "pervasive" that almost one in two females and 20% of males have experienced it in the past five years.
The FWC has praised an organisation's handling of unfounded bullying allegations but has recommended that employers engage independent third parties to conduct investigations when employees "vigorously assert" that internal reviews will be compromised.