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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 23 Oct 2018

Indirect Disability Discrimination - Disability extends to behaviour that is a symptom or manifestation of a disability

While the Victorian Court of Appeal rejected a worker’s claim of direct discrimination, a finding of indirect discrimination by the Victorian Civil


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Australia | 23 Feb 2017

Damages in bullying claims - the stakes are rising even higher

The Victorian Supreme Court recently issued a stunning decision awarding an employee over $600,000 comprising $210,000 for pain and suffering and the


Lander & Rogers | Australia | 21 Aug 2015

No beards, no worries : Victorian Supreme Court finds police grooming policy not discriminatory

The Victorian Supreme Court has recently dismissed a challenge to an amendment to the Victoria Police Manual Uniform and Appearance Standards, which


Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 18 Jan 2012

Case development Patrick Stevedoring v Victorian WorkCover Authority: the prohibition on OHS discrimination

The recent appeal decision of the Victorian Supreme Court in Patrick Stevedoring v Victorian WorkCover Authority demonstrates that the Victorian courts are willing to strictly enforce the anti-discrimination provisions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic), potentially setting the precedent for the enforcement of the new anti-discrimination provisions under the Model Work Health and Safety Act.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 11 May 2011

VCAT case sheds light on how the Human Rights Charter interacts with Victorian EO legislation

Employers should continue to exercise caution when seeking to rely on a statutory exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic).

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