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  1. Appropriate gift giving at work

    15 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    As we approach the end of the year and with Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, festive spirit might often translate into risk-taking behaviour and things can easily get out of hand at work. The festive season - Appropriate gift...

  2. Awareness of Religious Discrimination during the Festive Season

    8 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Australia is a vibrant and multicultural nation, which requires employers to be aware of the risk of discrimination during the festive season. It’s important that festive functions such as Christmas parties, recognise cultural and religious...

  3. Discrimination Law Update: More protection for religious bodies, more difficulties for other businesses?

    16 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the wake of Israel Folau’s claim of religious discrimination and then subsequent settlement of his claims against Rugby Australia, the Federal Government has recognised an opportunity to enhance the statutory protection of freedom of religion....

  4. Employer discriminated against chartered accountant who contracted TB

    9 February 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    A chartered accounted who contracted TB has successfully established that her employer discriminated against her because of her illness by pressuring her to resign and treating her differently because of this. As a result, her employer has been ordered to...

  5. Sexual assault at work results in large damages payout

    8 February 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a trend reflecting community expectations about compensation to be awarded to victims of sexual harassment at work, a tribunal has ordered a hotel and its caretaker to pay $313,316.10 to a female worker who suffered PTSD and a depressive illness when...

  6. Exclusion from jury duty on grounds of deafness is not discrimination

    20 October 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Whether the exclusion of a profoundly deaf woman requiring the aid of an interpreter from jury service was unlawful discrimination. The Background Ms Lyons, the appellant, is profoundly deaf and requires the services of an Australian Sign...

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