Employers must respond to requests for changed working arrangements within 21 days to comply with the Fair Work Act. The Federal court fined an employer $6500 for failing to do so.
In the same matter the court ruled that the employer, a not-for-profit organisation, did not discriminate against two pregnant employees who were made redundant during their absence on parental leave.
19/08/2014Employers who have not updated or properly implemented sexual harassment policies within the workplace may be liable to pay out upwards of $100,000 to harassed employees pursuant to a landmark decision from the Full Federal Court.
This decision has created a significantly higher benchmark for all future sexual harassment cases, which highlights the importance of appropriate training and policies in the workplace.