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Mar 31

A ‘reasonable woman’ standard for sexual harassment claims

As the national discussion around sexual harassment continues, examining the objective standard around a reasonable person in these claims can show an implicit bias. In this week’s blog, we revisit Worklogic Senior Consultant Tanya Hunter‘s examination of the reasonable person standard. Sexual harassment in the workplace remains an ongoing issue. The continuing durability of #MeToo […]

Dec 16

Silly Season 2020

The holiday season is upon us and fortunately for us, in Australia, we can go and make merry! After lockdowns and working from home, those workplaces that are holding in person Christmas parties should celebrate with gusto. However, the silly season, especially after the year we have had, can create an environment where employees behave […]

Aug 19

Why lack of organisational knowledge about serious misconduct is not an excuse (and what you can do about it)

Where an investigation has found that serious misconduct allegations are proven, the post-investigation landscape can often be filled with comments of regret and angst about what could have been prevented. Amidst all the various post-investigation follow up, next steps, and even possible fall-out, we often hear the following statements: “But we never knew” “No-one ever […]

Mar 30

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] Practical steps to prevent and manage sexual harassment at an organisational level

The #MeToo movement has made significant achievements in boosting awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workforce and the legal, cultural and reputational risk for organisations that fail to systematically address this. In this webinar, Worklogic Director Jodie Fox: – Reflects on the advances made (and how far there is still to go!) – […]

Mar 11

Respect@Work 2020 – What the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Report means for Employers

On 5 March 2020, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins delivered the Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report (2020). The report is a culmination of the 2018 survey of data as well as hearings and submissions to the Commission over the last two years. The report comprehensively deals with the prevalence of sexual harassment in […]

Mar 04

Weinstein Verdict and #MeToo

The #MeToo movement was propelled by the revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s abuses and so what does his convictions for rape and sexual assault on 24 February mean for the workplace? The #MeToo movement has shattered cultural norms and altered what is considered acceptable behaviour and the guilty verdict will reinforce that. Women, and men, are […]

Aug 14

All about ethical dilemmas – what they are and how to avoid them

Have you ever called in sick to stay home and binge watch your favourite series?? Have you ever heard a colleague address another colleague inappropriately and not commented? Have you ever “borrowed” supplies from the stationary cupboard and not gotten around to returning them? Have you ever been asked by your organisation to act unethically […]

Jun 26

CEOs behaving badly

CEOs and senior managers behaving badly have hit the news again and again over the last two years. In the most recent CEO Success Study produced by PWC, an analysis of CEO turnover in the top 2500 global listed companies, found that 39% of the top executives dismissed left under a cloud of being accused […]

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