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  • 02/09/2014

    Redundancies During Pregnancy and Maternity Leave Not Always Discriminatory Says Federal Court

    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.
  • 19/08/2014

    Employers Beware: Awards of damages in sexual harassment cases just increased five-fold

    Employers 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.
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