Discrimination (198 items)

Employer cleared of disability discrimination; Upskilling efforts too narrow; and more

An employer that sacked an injured worker for being unable to perform the inherent requirements of his role has successfully defended a discrimination claim. Also in this article, a report predicts a "difficult" transition for many workers as automation bites; overly broad attraction efforts are increasing hiring costs; and more. » more »


Casual conversion requests clarified; Being out at work improves performance; and more

The Fair Work Commission has rejected employer requests to amend the casual conversion clause set to come into effect in most modern awards on 1 October, but it has provided some important clarification on how it operates. Also in this article, most LGBTIQ+ employees remain closeted at work, lowering job satisfaction and wellbeing; tattoo discrimination is a thing of the past; internal promotions lack rigour; and more. » more »



Webcast: Personal and accessorial liability in the workplace

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The extent to which individuals, including HR professionals, may be found personally liable for workplace breaches continues to expand and change under Australian law. In this webcast a workplace lawyer discusses individual liability issues, including accessorial liability under the Fair Work Act; personal liability under anti-discrimination and adverse action provisions; and much more. » more »


Flexible work leaders recognised; Facebook job ads under scrutiny; and more

GM Holden, Mercer and American Express are among the employers recognised as driving widespread adoption of flexible working practices. Meanwhile the FWC has dismissed union objections to a workplace D&A testing proposal; Facebook's targeted job ads are under fire for discrimination; and more. » more »




Stealing files was sackable misconduct; $210k in fines for racial discrimination; and more

A manager caught removing files from her office just days after being informed of a restructure has failed to prove she was unfairly dismissed. Also in this article, new rulings on misconduct, bullying and discrimination, plus studies on long working hours, HR tech costs, and much more. » more »