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| 18 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel for annual wage reviews (Panel) has now published its Annual Wage Review 2020-21.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 12 May 2021
Employers must ensure that they comply with enterprise agreement pre-approval requirements set out in the Fair Work Act, which in recent years have been strictly interpreted. We examine the recent case law and look at the implications for employers.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 13 Apr 2021
The ability of employees to work in multiple jobs raises some difficult issues right now, particularly in the disability, aged and health care sectors. We explore a recent Fair Work Commission case that highlights this difficulty.
Employment & Workplace Relations| 24 Mar 2021
After axing all provisions except for those relating to casual employment, Parliament passed a diluted version of the Omnibus Bill.