Tag Archive | "Sexual discrimination"

Employers free to sack gossip mongers: Fair Work Australia gives green light to sack worker for spreading salacious rumours

Spreading rumours at work is indeed a sackable offence, with the decision to sack a Global Cranes worker who spread “salacious” rumours being upheld by the workplace watchdog. Former Global Cranes employee Kym Reedy was fired in December last year after it was found that she spread rumours about her employer’s sex life and supposed drug […]

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Men’s Regrets Focus on Work, Women’s on Love

Asked to report one salient regret in life, men were more likely to mention a work regret, whereas women were more likely to mention a regret related to love, according to a survey of 370 adult Americans by Mike Morrison of the University of Illinois and Neal J. Roese of the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. When […]

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Women on Wall Street hit hard: five times as many women as men were laid off after the start of the recession

If there’s one thing you’d think Wall Street would have learned following the global financial crises, it’s that more of the same won’t make the future look brighter.  It’s been generally acknowledged that there’s been too much testosterone on Wall Street for a long time now.  So why is it that – even though women […]

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And from the US… is Citigroup using the economic downturn to engage in massive gendered firings?

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan last week, Citigroup has been accused of intentionally overlooking female employees for promotions, raises, and other company benefits. Filed on behalf of six women, it seeks class action status and unspecified damages. According to a report by Women’s Rights, “Citigroup has a history of “boys […]

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Sexual harassment – why people who witness it don’t report it, and why we really need to

Hot off the back of a settlement in the DJs sexual harassment case, incidences of sexual harassment are still alarmingly common across all industries. Whether you go by the stories you’ve been unofficially told or from the stats, the rate of women being made to feel uncomfortable in the workplace is way too high.  With […]

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Women and the Law in Australia – a new reference book, hot off the press, with foreword by Her Excellency The Governor General, Quentin Bryce

I received an email this week from Prof Patricia Easteal AM, the 2010 Australian of the Year for ACT who is the editor of this very detailed reference book covering all aspects for Women and the the law in Australia.  The book was launched by The Governor-General in August at the Australian Women Lawyers Conference. […]

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