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APAC: Workplace Harassment

The daily allegations of harassment in the press and social media campaigns highlighting the prevalence of harassment around the world should prompt business leaders and HR teams to ensure that they understand their obligations and review whether their internal processes … Continue reading

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Australia: Important interim order in a bullying application

A recent decision in the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the (potentially complicated) interaction between bullying complaints and an employer's internal investigation process. In Lynette Bayly [2017] FWC 1886, the Commission made an interim order staying an employer’s internal … Continue reading

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Australia: Anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission (FWC)

The Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) has been faced with an interesting range of issues to consider since 1 January 2014 when it was granted the power to make orders to prevent a worker from being bullied at work. To … Continue reading

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Australia: Bullying claims start to flow

In Brief The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) new bullying jurisdiction commenced on 1 January 2014. The FWC recently announced that 44 complaints have been received in the first month of operation of the new jurisdiction. Meanwhile, in Victoria, another employee … Continue reading

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Australia: Major changes to workplace bullying laws

Recent legislative amendments granted the Fair Work Commission (FWC) jurisdiction to deal with ‘bullying’ applications by workers. From 1 January 2014 a worker who reasonably believes he or she has been bullied at work may apply to the FWC for … Continue reading

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Australia: Failure of employer to act on bullying complaint results in $600,000 damages award

A recent Supreme Court of Victoria decision has awarded almost $600,000 to an employee who developed severe psychological disorders from an ‘established pattern of workplace bullying’ by her manager. The case is an illustration of a trend where damages are … Continue reading

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Australia: Bullying, flexible work and unions: Implications for employers regarding proposed amendments to the Fair Work Act

 Industrial relations is gearing up to be a significant issue in the upcoming Federal election. The Federal Government has recently announced its plans to introduce a second tranche of proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) flowing from the … Continue reading

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