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Discrimination and the employers obligations

Discrimination and the obligations of the employer

All of the main Federal anti-discrimination Acts specifically prohibit discrimination by a person or a company in their role as an employer. Employers must not discriminate...

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Ombudsman finds systematic rejection of valid workers compensation claims in Victoria

Ombudsman finds systematic rejection of valid workers compensation claims in Victoria

A recent Four Corners report on the ABC exposed the appalling situation in Victoria relating to police officers and other emergency services personnel who suffer psychiatric...

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denied employment because of tattoos?

Denied employment for having a tattoo?

At Andersons, we work with many clients who have suffered workplace discrimination for a variety of personal characteristics. Some of these characteristics include race,...

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Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

Should we have the right to be bigots?

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act became a serious and divisive issue of public contention after columnist Andrew Bolt was found to have breached this section in...

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What is discrimination

Is that discrimination?

Discrimination litigation is a growing area of law. It is extremely unfortunate that many South Australian workers continue to experience different forms of workplace...

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Cancer and the workplace

Cancer and the workplace

At Andersons, we work with many clients who have suffered from illnesses like cancer, and their diagnosis has had a profound impact on their employment. Cancer is not just a...

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underpayment of wages

“Mother and son” café owners fined for underpaying workers

Recently there has been a considerable amount of media attention on the exploitation of overseas workers and backpackers by Australian employers. For most workers in Australia,...

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Sacked for swearing at the boss?

Sacked for swearing at the boss?

Sometimes workplace conduct relates to poor performance, to bullying, to engaging in unsafe practices as well as dishonesty (for example, stealing from the employer). But...

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domestic violence and unfair dismissal

Domestic violence and an unfair dismissal case

There is growing recognition that domestic violence is an issue that affects every aspect of our lives, including our work. Some Unions have been advocating for the inclusion of...

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