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Conspiracy theorist subjected to "assumed disability" bias

In a rare "assumed disability" discrimination case that has exposed legislative shortcomings, a tribunal has awarded $20,000 to a public servant forced to take sick leave over concerns about her enthusiasm for conspiracy theories.

Slow progress on gender pay gap, but more employers taking action: WGEA

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency says "remarkable" growth in employers analysing their data for gender pay gaps means more than half now have formal strategies to address imbalances, but its annual scorecard reveals the overall $26,527 gender pay gap has decreased only marginally.

Linfox refuses to follow AHRC recommendation

Transport giant Linfox has told the Human Rights Commission it will not comply with recommendations to compensate a forklift operator refused employment after he failed to disclose his criminal history.

New Human Rights Commission president named

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM has been announced as the incoming President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, beginning her seven-year term on July 30 in the wake of controversial recent changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

Target date for gender pay equity skewered

A Senate Committee's call for a target date for full gender pay equity has been seized upon by the union pursuing a four-year long equal-remuneration case before the FWC, but found little support from business or Government members on the Labor-dominated committee.



EU workplace headscarf ruling – could it happen in Australia?

A European Union discrimination ruling on an employer's decision to outlaw wearing Islamic headscarves at work highlights vast differences between it and Australia's social and legal context, according to Monash University senior lecturer Dominique Allen.

$100 in damages for "bullied" ship's officer

The Federal Court has awarded a ship's officer $100 in nominal damages for her employer's breach of her employment contract, finding it could not have foreseen that its flawed investigation of allegations she was bullied by her captain would lead her to stop working in the maritime industry altogether.