December 2018

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Demystifying sexual harassment at work - #MeToo and the law

The law relating to sexual harassment in Australia has been in place for over 30 years and should provide robust protection for workers. Despite this, sexual harassment remains a significant problem in Australian workplaces. One in three people (33%) have experienced sexual harassment at work in the last five years. The reporting of sexual harassment […]

Disrupting the disrupters: what are the consequences of the Foodora ruling for the gig economy?

Last month, the Fair Work Commission handed down a much-anticipated decision in Klooger v Foodora Australia Pty Ltd [2018] FWC 6836 (Klooger). Josh Klooger, a Foodora rider, had made an application to the Commission claiming he was unfairly dismissed. Foodora objected to this as they contended he was an independent contractor and therefore not entitled […]

Employment Law Update: December 2018

Whilst all the talk so far in December regarding politics has been about getting sick asylum seekers off Nauru, national cyber security, the government potentially losing a vote in the House of Representatives for the first time since 1929 and the never-ending in-fighting amongst the Liberal Party, you would be forgiven for missing some rather […]