The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
Workers who filed complaints faced retaliation and rarely got a favorable result from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The bill put forth last week would bring welcome reforms to the Sex Discrimination Act and Fair Work Act. But it doesn’t go nearly far enough to protect women or prevent harassment at work.
The legal ground in Australia for employers to insist that employees be vaccinated is murky.
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
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.
The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said ‘yes,’ but there are some important exceptions and limitations.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic are beginning to head back to the office – even though COVID-19 remains a threat.
Federal law now protects lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But there are more questions and court cases to come about their rights.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic may have to head back to the office as governors lift stay-at-home orders. Here’s what you can do if you’d rather not.
Confused about how the new law affects you? You’re not alone. An employment law scholar explains the ins and outs.
A workplace scholar addresses some common questions workers may have about taking time off due to COVID-19.
The coroner said he ‘reasonably suspected’ Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure had committed an offence under Queensland workplace laws, which could lead to a fine up to A$3 million.
Employers obligations are set out clearly. What’s important is what they “know or reasonably ought to know”.
An employment law expert explains why you shouldn’t use an age-related insult at work to demean an older colleague – an issue even the Supreme Court is now talking about.
A landmark ruling that ordered the Seven Network pay a reality TV star compensation could have far-reaching implications for other productions and workplaces.
There’s no First Amendment in the workplace, which leaves worker activists at the whim of their employers.
Two-thirds of surveyed workers work from home one day a week on average, but could do at least half their work out of the workplace. If they commuted less often, congestion could be greatly reduced.
Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.
In most states, employers aren’t required to accommodate the unique needs of pregnant women except in limited circumstances.