When an employee is dismissed after making a complaint, it’s relatively easy for the employer to hide the true reason for dismissal.
The way victimisation cases are interpreted by the courts often leaves employees defenceless and gives employers excessive managerial powers.
Malcolm Turnbull gave several justifications for his ban on ministers having sexual relationships with their staff.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
The secret settlements that leave the reputations of alleged sexual abuse perpetrators intact are also tax-deductible.
Secret payments in exchange for silence regarding work-related sexual abuse are usually tax-deductible. How about changing that?
You might be surprised to find what your data says about your past – and future – health.
What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
The Weinstein scandal is about more than just sex.
Videos and other material from the '80s and '90s remind us that harassment isn't about sex so much as discrimination, inequality and power.
Neil Gorsuch signs the constitutional oath after Chief Justice Roberts administered it in a private ceremony on April 10.
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With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
Uber is the latest Silicon Valley company to find itself accused of sexism.
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The escalating indifference with which Uber allegedly reacted to a software engineer's harassment claims is the norm in the corporate world, where enforcing civil rights laws is seen as a tax on profits.
Gig workers are more vulnerable when it comes to legal protection of their rights.
Gig workers need to be aware of their contract terms and band together in order to maintain their working rights and pay.
Caltex petrol station franchisees are the latest to be accused of underpaying workers.
The franchise business model could be undermined by proposed laws which make franchisors and franchisees jointly responsible for wage underpayments.
Hourly workers make up the lion’s share of pregnancy discrimination cases.
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The growing problem of pregnancy discrimination has received barely any attention on the campaign trail or among researchers, possibly because it disproportionately affects poor women.
Exploitation of 7-Eleven workers has put pressure on both parties in the election to amend laws to prevent this from happening in the future.
Both the Coalition and Labor are aiming to combat worker exploitation with new policies and while this may be good news for workers, there are still some gaps.
Professor Allan Fels is calling for the Senate to reopen its inquiry into compensation for underpaid 7-Eleven workers.
7-Eleven’s decision to take charge of the compensation process for underpaid workers highlights the problems with voluntary commitments and underlines the need for increased legal accountability.
Employees need to have more say at work, which means tackling all forms of corruption and law-breaking.
Workplace democracy is declining, but the idea that this is the fault solely of unions or employers is misguided. Widespread reform is needed.
The government argues its industrial relations bills are necessary to deal with widespread corruption uncovered by the trade union royal commission.
To what extent would the ABCC and Registered Organisations bills actually deal with union corruption or criminality if passed?
Most of the cyberbullying in the study occurred through work related text messaging and instant message services.
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One in five government employees are experiencing or observing workplace cyberbullying, a study shows.
Franchisors exercise a lot of control over their franchisees, but it's a different story when it comes to store workers.
Myer uses a labour hire firm to supply its store cleaners.
Australia's law could be tightened up to better define the responsibility for labour hire workers.