Mental health challenges are a fact of life in the modern workplace. Managerial understanding is struggling to catch up.
A growing body of evidence shows that the emotional health and well-being of the workforce is of equal or greater importance than physical safety.
A Federal Court ruling on Sally Rugg’s case against Monique Ryan should provide some much needed guidance on what “reasonable additional work hours” means.
The fifth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces shows little movement since the last survey in 2018.
It’s clear the current workplace health and safety framework isn’t stopping people from getting bullied. It’s time to treat bullying as a public health issue and address the problem more effectively.
Fair Work Commission rulings on employer vaccination mandates highlight the need for fair processes.
The idea of provoking trauma for organisational benefit is profoundly wrong.
In an Australian first, Western Australia has formally recognised the psychological and social stress of insecure work.
This is an important victory for employees and unions, acknowledging the importance of genuine and meaningful consultation. It’s not a victory for mandate opponents.
If you catch COVID-19 at work in Australia, you do have rights to leave and compensation, depending on your employment status
Whether it is reasonable for an Australian employer to mandate vaccination is a case-by-case determination.
There are only limited circumstances where workplace vaccine mandates are likely to be found legally justifiable.
Our study, measuring heart rate, skin conductivity and emotion in controlled conditions, shows the effects of office noise are very real.
The legal ground in Australia for employers to insist that employees be vaccinated is murky.
The 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse is the clothing industry’s worst ever industrial incident. Not enough has changed for garment workers.
Psychopaths are fearless and confident. They may seem potentially resourceful employees. It never works out.
Whether an employer can insist on vaccination as a condition of employment is an ambiguous legal question, as shown by two recent unfair dismissal cases.
Insecure jobs, insufficient training and the marginalisation of unions have contributed to a tragic record of construction fatalities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the dangers of unhealthy workplaces and disempowered workers.
AMP’s sexual harassment scandal is symptomatic of a systemic failing in how workplace sexual harassment is regulated and managed.