Diversity & inclusion (317 items)

Which employees are "award-free"? Gender equality leaders named; and more

The Fair Work Commission has cast some doubt on which employees can be considered "award-free", employment lawyers warn. Also in this article, a record number of workplaces have received gender-equality recognition; skills shortages are the top threat to company growth; the national data breach scheme begins today; and more. » more »

Phone records hold key to unfair dismissal; Employers shunning traditional parties; and more

An employer has successfully sought an order to access an employee's phone records, following a dispute about whether he accessed p-rn on his company-provided device. Also in this article, a roundup of recent dismissal rulings; and new research on end-of-year celebrations, wage theft, disability inclusion, and more. » more »

Swearing worker's reinstatement on hold; New research on inclusion, workplace design; and more

A high-profile reinstatement order for a worker dismissed for swearing at work has been stayed, on the basis of the employer's "arguable" appeal grounds. Also in this article, a recap of recent case law, and new research on the benefits of inclusion, the size of the gender pay gap, workspace design trends, demand for HR roles, and much more. » more »