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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 […]

Apr 10

A ‘reasonable woman’ standard for sexual harassment claims

Sexual harassment in the workplace remains an ongoing issue. The continuing durability of #MeToo and high-profile sexual harassment claims from women in media, entertainment and politics are a sign that employers still have significant work to do in acknowledging and addressing sexual harassment. In the fourth national workplace sexual harassment survey by the Australian Human Rights Commission, one […]

Apr 03

What to do if you are experiencing toxic behaviour at work

Sadly, many of us have first-hand experience of toxic behavior in the workplace. In 2016 research by Dr Lindsay McMillan, 50% of respondents said they had experienced serious incidents of conflict or negative conduct at work,14% of workers described their workplace environment as ‘toxic’, while 20% had experienced major problems in communication with a co-worker or boss.  […]

Mar 06

How to Navigate a New Landscape for Workplace Complaints

Healthy organisations always want to hear from employees with a problem. Whether the problem is an ongoing personal gripe, an incidence of bullying or a case of suspected fraud, sensible management would much prefer to have the opportunity to address the issue in its earliest stages rather than let it fester and grow in potentially […]

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