We have considerable experience in discrimination law matters and regularly act for clients in claims in state and federal tribunals and in courts.
We advise on anti-discrimination laws and equal employment opportunity in the workplace, including the development and implementation of workplace policies covering anti-discrimination, sexual harassment, affirmative action and workplace bullying.
We also help our clients to put best-practice equal opportunity measures in place, ensuring they meet their employer responsibilities while supporting key commercial drivers, such as productivity and efficiency.
- Successfully defending one of Australia’s leading retail banks against a multi-million dollar discrimination and breach of contract claim.
- Advising on a whistleblower’s complaint and investigation into allegations of improper conduct, misconduct and sexual harassment.
- Defending businesses from discrimination claims in the Australian Human Rights Commission, Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and various state tribunals (including before the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, VCAT, NCAT and QCAT).
- Conducting workplace investigations into allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying.
- Engaging independent investigators and advising on workplace investigations into allegations of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints made by employees.
- Reviewing and updating workplace policies and conducting training for an executive team on workplace behaviours.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 21 Dec 2021
The Guideline helpfully adds to the limited previous guideline on how the duty under s26A will be interpreted and applied by WorkSafe.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 07 Dec 2021
BHP has become the first Australian company to have its vaccine mandate overturned, following a Fair Work Commission Full Bench decision.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 03 Dec 2021
. A high performing workforce is less concerned with where they work, but is crystal clear on why they work.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 30 Nov 2021
In what the Western Australian Government is claiming as an ‘Australian-first’, a new supplier debarment regime will commence on 1 January 2022.