Our research with 124 Australian hospitality staff found women bar workers were routinely seen as ‘better suited’ to manage the threat of violence - which is both risky and exploitative.
Casual and gig workers make up a big part of the workforce and the federal government is taking steps to provide them with greater protections.
Improving the ability for worker’s voices and perspectives to be heard in the workplace could have wide ranging benefits for employers and broader society at large.
Tilting toilets are the latest suggestion to limit time spent on the loo at work.
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.
Australia’s Fair Work Commission concluded that cutting penalty rates would create more jobs. Our research suggests it was wrong.
Three-quarters of teenagers in our survey experienced exploitation, bullying, harassment or some other form of abuse in their first job.
Seemingly innocuous security chips could enable companies to monitor employees in more sinister ways.
In France, expressions of spirituality are rare in workplace, but the situation has evolved since the 2010s. How important is this phenomenon and what are the impacts on the organisations?
While the #MeToo movement has been revolutionary, some workplaces will be slow to change. Here are seven things we can all do to help stop toxic work environments.
Insurance company Suncorp refused to hire a man due to his prior convictions relating to child pornography. The Australian Human Rights Commission the employer discriminated against the man.
Every day people around the world go to work expecting to return home safely to their families. But the reality is that many never return due to workplace accidents that could have been prevented.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
It’s something that affects all women – but few companies have menopause-specific health and well-being policies.
With Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
Many children who cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally remain undetected and must fend for themselves on the other side.
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.
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.