Mental health and discrimination

De-mystifying discrimination and mental health  By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The last major study into mental health in Australia...

De-mystifying discrimination and mental health  By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The last major study into mental health in Australia by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed that 15% of Australians had experienced an affective disorder like depression, while 26.3% have experienced an anxiety disorder. The increasing awareness of mental health...

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Tribunal finds employer liable for unknowing discrimination

By Zoe Brodie and Alex Millman, NRA Legal A recent finding of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal highlights how...

By Zoe Brodie and Alex Millman, NRA Legal A recent finding of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal highlights how employers can be liable, even unwittingly, for discriminating against their employees. The Facts Mr Ferris was employed by the Department of Justice and Regulation at Langi Kal prison in Victoria. Unknown to...

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NSW State Government to prevent discrimination against pregnant women

By Sid Sidhu and Emma Treherne, NRA Legal You may be surprised to learn that as it stands, the New...

By Sid Sidhu and Emma Treherne, NRA Legal You may be surprised to learn that as it stands, the New South Wales anti-discrimination laws do not prohibit employers from discriminating against prospective job seekers who are pregnant during the application process or at the date of the interview. Similarly, where an...

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NRA Legal: Work Health and Safety Workshops

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their staff. This translates to a...

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their staff. This translates to a need to provide a sufficient system for managing health and safety hazards and risks in the workplace. One way of ensuring compliance with your duty of care is to implement...

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Can I sack somebody for their religious or political views?

By Sid Sidhu and Justine Ansell, NRA Legal Over the past few days, news surrounding the same-sex marriage (SSM) plebiscite...

By Sid Sidhu and Justine Ansell, NRA Legal Over the past few days, news surrounding the same-sex marriage (SSM) plebiscite has dominated Australian media. Most recently, we have heard the story of 18-year-old Madeline, who was fired after posting her views on SSM to her Facebook profile. Although the sacked...

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The road to Hell …

By Alex Millman and Troy Wild, NRA Legal … is paved with good intentions. An employer who moved forward the date...

By Alex Millman and Troy Wild, NRA Legal … is paved with good intentions. An employer who moved forward the date of an employee’s redundancy so that she would be aware of it before she returned from maternity leave has been found to have breached the Fair Work Act (FW Act). Power...

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Women and the Australian retail industry

The Australian retail industry continues to be a key employer of women, providing a variety of opportunities in both...

The Australian retail industry continues to be a key employer of women, providing a variety of opportunities in both sales, and non-sales roles, according to a recent report prepared by the National Retail Association (NRA).The report highlights the significant contribution made by women across the industry and gives particular attention...

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Tribunal allows discrimination claim to be heard three years after the act

The New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal has allowed an ex-employee to proceed with a claim of discrimination,...

The New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal has allowed an ex-employee to proceed with a claim of discrimination, after documents were obtained with enough evidence for the complainant to make a case.According to the employee, who worked for the Salvation Army as a store supervisor, she was unfairlysuspended...

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