Diversity & inclusion (313 items)

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 »

Westpac, Australia Post achieve gender targets; Reducing 'everyday s-xism' at work; and more

Westpac has achieved its goal of having a gender-balanced leadership team, it has announced, while releasing research that shows by how much workplace gender equality can increase profitability. Meanwhile, a new report highlights ways to eliminate 'everyday s-xism' at work; workplace inclusion requires a focus on identity; and more. » more »

Pay expectations increase; Whistleblower authority proposed; DV research; and more

Australian employees' pay rise expectations are at a six-year high, new research shows. Meanwhile, an inquiry has recommended whistleblower rewards as part of a new penalty regime; workplace domestic violence management is failing; and more. » more »