Browsing: Discrimination


Aggression and racism continue to be major WHS issues

Surprisingly high percentages of workers are exposed to aggression from colleagues, managers and customers, while workplace racism also remains common, creating significant WHS risks and highlighting the need for targeted training, according to safety, wellbeing and human resources specialists.


Full bench gives green light to latest WHS poster claim

A major employer has failed to overturn a ruling that a worker, who was previously awarded $200,000 after being featured on a s-xually suggestive WHS poster, is entitled to pursue further damages under unfair dismissal laws.


Employer, director to pay $150k in harassment damages

An employer and its director have been found vicariously liable for the s-xual harassment and assault of a worker. The director had "flicked through" the employer's anti-harassment guidance, but did little else to address the issue, a tribunal found.


WHS duty holders must address "hostile" environments

A new consultation paper examining six legislative reforms, proposed by Kate Jenkins, has included an important reminder to employers of their WHS duty to prevent and address "intimidating, hostile, humiliating or offensive" work environments.


PCBUs advised on COVID rule; 3 Codes commence; more

  • PCBUs advised on the management of COVID-exempt workers;
  • Three workplace safety Codes commence in WA; and
  • Workplace safety protections extended by s-x work Bill in Vic.

New infographics support anti-harassment measures

PCBUs have a positive WHS duty to prevent workplace s-xual harassment and victims have multiple avenues for recourse, including anti-discrimination agencies, WHS regulators and the police, Safe Work Australia has reminded stakeholders on the release of two new infographics on the issue.

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