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Panel confirms suggestive poster discriminatory

In a decision upholding a finding that Sydney Water and a consultancy discriminated against a worker by displaying her photo on a poster titled "Feel great - lubricate!", a tribunal has confirmed even inadvertent double entendres can constitute s-xual harassment.

Victoria starts consultations on gig economy proposals

Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has opened public consultations into the recommendations of the landmark inquiry into the gig economy workforce, while it has also appointed its first public sector gender equality commissioner.

Court roasts watchdog over "unfair" media release

The Federal Court has criticised the FWO over an "unfair" media release about an employer that discriminated against a pregnant sales executive by blocking her return to work, finding negative publicity a mitigating factor when setting its penalty.


Law firm did not discriminate against Qantas manager: Court

A former Qantas cabin crew manager seeking millions in damages over alleged historic sexual discrimination and harassment has been refused leave to separately pursue Maurice Blackburn and a former principal over their roles in a settlement reached with the airline in 2008.

Dividends flow from investing in feminised sectors: SDA

Asking why the nation has a "blue" COVID-19 recovery plan for a "pink recession", the SDA has told a Senate inquiry that focusing investment in female-dominated industries will create more jobs and more effectively boost the economy.


Qantas sued for millions over alleged 30-year-old events

A 55-year-old former cabin crew manager is seeking $1.7 million in lost wages and super, plus future lost earnings until retirement and at least $200,000 in damages from Qantas for alleged sexual discrimination and harassment some 17 to 30 years ago, according to court documents the airline sought to keep under wraps.

Grounded Kangaroo opposing public release of court papers

The Federal Court will rule tomorrow on a Qantas bid to block access to documents lodged by a former employee who claims she has been subjected to s-xual and disability discrimination and s-xual harassment.

Mistaken s-x reference no basis for costs

A senior FWC member has cited the ubiquity of "incomplete [or] incorrect" applications received by the tribunal in rejecting a regulatory body's $36,000 costs bid against a former employee who mistakenly claimed discrimination on the basis of s-x.