Financial services company IOOF is facing simultaneous adverse action claims, one from a former senior manager who alleges it sacked her because she was suffering from workplace stress and another from a manager claiming sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
A solicitor who defended his s-xually-harassing conduct as the actions of a romantic "Mr Darcy" must pay indemnity costs for pursuing an appeal designed to continue the mistreatment of his former paralegal.
The Federal Court has thrown out a former chicken processing worker's $1.5 million sexual harassment claim after weighing detailed evidence about "Gay Fridays" and the distractions needed to cope with a "horrible" job.
In a decision upholding a finding that Sydney Water and a consultancy discriminated against a worker by displaying her photo on a poster titled "Feel great - lubricate!", a tribunal has confirmed even inadvertent double entendres can constitute s-xual harassment.
A third-party courier driver who s-xually harassed a Sanity manager when he slapped her on the bottom, repeatedly called her the "lewd" name "Juicy Lucy" and asked many times about her relationship status has been ordered to pay aggravated damages, largely for retaliating by serving her with a defamation letter in response to her internal complaint.
Major corporates are slowly shifting from keeping cases of harassment and inappropriate conduct confidential to an understanding that disclosure helps protect their brands, according to Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.
Financial services giant AMP Limited's handling of a s-xual harassment complaint has today brought about the resignation of its chair David Murray, while the senior executive at the centre of the allegations has been demoted.
Financial services giant AMP Limited says it will publicly release a report on a 2017 sexual harassment complaint against a senior executive if the alleged victim agrees to the contents being disclosed.