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A higher standard for best practice: Federal Court finds employer vicariously liable for sexual harassment

Australia - March 21 2013 Employers can be held vicariously liable for acts of sexual harassment committed by their employees in the workplace. However, employers may have a…

Lisa Croxford, Trish Low.

Social media in the workplace – top 5 issues for 2013

Australia - January 30 2013 Social media’s impact in the workplace continued to grow in 2012, with several high-profile incidents underscoring the challenges facing employers in…

Andrew Pollock, Sara Summerbell.

Trial by media: a continuing trend

Australia - December 14 2012 The recent dismissal of James Ashby’s sexual harassment case against former Speaker Peter Slipper concludes yet another example of ‘trial by media’.

Jae McWilliams.

Federal anti-discrimination law changes to increase employer obligations

Australia - November 26 2012 On 20 November, the Federal Attorney General and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation released exposure draft legislation to consolidate anti-discrimination law at the Federal level.

Helen Donovan.

Employers’ right to refuse flexible work arrangements: recent developments

Australia - September 5 2012 In its recent review of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act), the Review Panel considered submissions on the operation of the right to request flexible work arrangements.

Melanie Smith, Trish Low.