Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety » Discrimination, Harassment & Diversity

The number of unintended breaches of anti-discrimination laws reflect the difficulties many employers face with the relatively recent introduction of additional legislative protections against discrimination, particularly relating to rights to request flexible working arrangements.

Corrs has advised on a number of high profile discrimination claims and also aims to assist employers prevent problems by working with them to ensure managers understand their obligations under anti-discrimination and employment laws. This includes ensuring that employers adopt practices that foster a workplace culture free from discrimination, bullying and harassment, implementing effective complaint procedures and providing appropriate training to line managers.

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Does Australia have the right IR system for the workplace of the future?

Four leaders speak out on Australia's industrial relations system and the Productivity Commission's review of workplace relations.

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Disruptors like Uber and AirBnB are changing the employment model - Are Australia’s workplace laws keeping up?

Australia’s IR system has fallen out of step with modern employment business practices.

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Employment, workplace & safety law: Mid-year review

Your guide to the most important employment, workplace and safety developments that are likely to impact your business.

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Preventing work-related death and injury

Hundreds of people are still losing their lives each year in Australian workplaces. Why?

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Can an employee be sacked for tweeting “political opinions”?

Will dismissed SBS reporter Scott McIntyre’s sacking be found to be unlawful?

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“Maybe I shouldn’t have tweeted that!” Social media misuse in the workplace

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The bargaining challenges facing employers - What can the Productivity Commission do to help?

How far will employers get with their preference for a more voluntarist bargaining framework coming out of the Productivity Commission Review?

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Get ready: These are the workplace relations issues to watch in 2014-15

Stay ahead of the key changes to workplace relations laws with our guide to the big issues for the coming year.

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Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review: Q1 2014

In the chapter on Australian workplace relations, we highlight the major legislative, consultative, policy and case law changes expected in 2014.

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A regional guide to 'restrictive convenants'

This guide contains discussions on non-compete covenants, non-solicitation covenants and non-solicitation of employees’ clauses, issues relating to employee benefits, pension, stock plans and more.

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Social media in the workplace - Risks for employees and lessons for employers

Recent cases have highlighted the perils of social media for employees, and the importance for employers of managing these issues correctly.

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Workplace bullying claims will increase under Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying jurisdiction

What steps should employers take to prepare for the new Workplace Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction from early next year?

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Four ways the Fair Work Act is making business riskier for employers

Making decisions that affect employees is more risky than ever and the penalty of poor planning is conflict with unions and litigation in court.

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Should abusive conduct by union officials be tolerated in our workplaces?

What can employers do when confronted with obnoxious or offensive behaviour by union officials?

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What does social media's prominence mean for the workplace?

Social media continues to increase in prominence in the workplace both as a social tool and also as a business tool. So what does that mean for employers?

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Fair Work Act: Are general protections claims on the rise?

The recent predictions about the use of the general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act have come true.

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The Fair Work Act Review and key developments in enterprise bargaining

In this paper, we provide an update on the progress of the Fair Work Act Review and a round-up of some significant recent decisions dealing with enterprise bargaining and protected industrial action.

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The business of diversity

The issue of diversity, particularly in relation to gender, is a critical business issue. Businesses are starting to miss out by not being able to maintain a career path for a women from first entering a workplace until retirement.

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A Fairer Work Act?

The government has announced the much anticipated review of the Fair Work Act. Whilst noting the act is working well at the moment this presents an opportunity to see if it can be improved.

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Navigating the Fair Work Laws

As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available, accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel.

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Legal Compliance in Australia

As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available, accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel.

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Transition to Forward with Fairness: Labor’s Reform Agenda

This is a practical guide to these significant transitional arrangements, the full implementation of which was not complete until early 2010. This book, has ongoing relevance as a useful guide to a turbulent phase of workplace relations change.

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Workplace Relations in the Building and Construction Industry

This book explains the significant changes that have occurred in the regulation of the workplace relations in the building and construction industry in Australia over several years.

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Our Thinking

Does Australia have the right IR system for the workplace of the future?

Four leaders speak out on Australia's industrial relations system and the Productivity Commission's review of workplace relations.

Disruptors like Uber and AirBnB are changing the employment model - Are Australia’s workplace laws keeping up?

Australia’s IR system has fallen out of step with modern employment business practices.

Employment, workplace & safety law: Mid-year review

Your guide to the most important employment, workplace and safety developments that are likely to impact your business.

Preventing work-related death and injury

Hundreds of people are still losing their lives each year in Australian workplaces. Why?

Can an employee be sacked for tweeting “political opinions”?

Will dismissed SBS reporter Scott McIntyre’s sacking be found to be unlawful?

“Maybe I shouldn’t have tweeted that!” Social media misuse in the workplace

What can employers learn from recent cases involving employee social media indiscretions?

The bargaining challenges facing employers - What can the Productivity Commission do to help?

How far will employers get with their preference for a more voluntarist bargaining framework coming out of the Productivity Commission Review?

Get ready: These are the workplace relations issues to watch in 2014-15

Stay ahead of the key changes to workplace relations laws with our guide to the big issues for the coming year.

Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review: Q1 2014

In the chapter on Australian workplace relations, we highlight the major legislative, consultative, policy and case law changes expected in 2014.

A regional guide to 'restrictive convenants'

This guide contains discussions on non-compete covenants, non-solicitation covenants and non-solicitation of employees’ clauses, issues relating to employee benefits, pension, stock plans and more.

Social media in the workplace - Risks for employees and lessons for employers

Recent cases have highlighted the perils of social media for employees, and the importance for employers of managing these issues correctly.

Workplace bullying claims will increase under Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying jurisdiction

What steps should employers take to prepare for the new Workplace Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction from early next year?

Four ways the Fair Work Act is making business riskier for employers

Making decisions that affect employees is more risky than ever and the penalty of poor planning is conflict with unions and litigation in court.

Should abusive conduct by union officials be tolerated in our workplaces?

What can employers do when confronted with obnoxious or offensive behaviour by union officials?

What does social media's prominence mean for the workplace?

Social media continues to increase in prominence in the workplace both as a social tool and also as a business tool. So what does that mean for employers?

Fair Work Act: Are general protections claims on the rise?

The recent predictions about the use of the general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act have come true.

The Fair Work Act Review and key developments in enterprise bargaining

In this paper, we provide an update on the progress of the Fair Work Act Review and a round-up of some significant recent decisions dealing with enterprise bargaining and protected industrial action.

The business of diversity

The issue of diversity, particularly in relation to gender, is a critical business issue. Businesses are starting to miss out by not being able to maintain a career path for a women from first entering a workplace until retirement.

A Fairer Work Act?

The government has announced the much anticipated review of the Fair Work Act. Whilst noting the act is working well at the moment this presents an opportunity to see if it can be improved.

Navigating the Fair Work Laws

As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available, accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel.

Legal Compliance in Australia

As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available, accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel.

Transition to Forward with Fairness: Labor’s Reform Agenda

This is a practical guide to these significant transitional arrangements, the full implementation of which was not complete until early 2010. This book, has ongoing relevance as a useful guide to a turbulent phase of workplace relations change.

Workplace Relations in the Building and Construction Industry

This book explains the significant changes that have occurred in the regulation of the workplace relations in the building and construction industry in Australia over several years.

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