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Shoosmiths LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Feb 2021

Celebrating LGBT History Month

Notwithstanding the pandemic, February marks LGBT History Month; an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. It is…
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP | USA | 22 Jan 2021

Biden Administration Issues Order on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

As one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has issued an Executive Order ensuring that last year's US Supreme Court decision in…
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Shawe Rosenthal LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2020

No Sex Discrimination Because Employer May Determine Required Qualifications

In rejecting a female plumber’s sex discrimination claim arising from her non-selection for several positions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th…
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Weightmans LLP | USA | 2 Dec 2019

Should a company ban all workplace personal relationships?

McDonald’s fired its CEO, Steve Eastbrook, earlier this month due to his violation of the company policy not to have a workplace relationship…
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Keystone Law | United Kingdom | 10 Aug 2017

What weaponry do we have in the fight for pay equality?

It has been almost 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed. People starting out in their career back in 1970 are likely to have retired but what…
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Keystone Law | United Kingdom | 20 Jul 2017

BBC salary row: what weaponry do we have in the fight for pay equality?

It is almost 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed. People starting out in their career back in 1970 are likely to have retired but what…
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Clayton Utz | Australia | 15 Sep 2016

Bullying investigations: when to engage an independent third party

Workplace investigations can be complex, difficult to navigate and fraught with legal and cultural risk. This can be particularly so in the case of…
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Jones Day | Australia | 13 Jul 2015

Hot off the bench—decisions of interest from the Australian courts

In Chang v CST Minerals Lady Annie Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 620 (22 June 2015), the Federal Court of Australia ("Federal Court") refused an employer's…
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Lander & Rogers | Australia | 14 May 2015

Sexual behaviour not protected by Sex Discrimination Act

A recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has found that sexual behaviour is not protected by the prohibition of discrimination on…
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Clayton Utz | Australia | 6 Feb 2014

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn't limited to the employer's premises

Under the Sex Discrimination Act, "a workplace" isn't limited to the employer's own premises, so employers should review their sexual harassment…
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