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workplace bullying

Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. So, we should all aim to stop workplace bullying. However, many people do not understand what bullying is, or the remedy. Both state and federal laws protect employees from workplace bullying and harassment. Workplace bullying and harassment can debilitate victims. Indeed, it can lead to health issues, …

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A toxic workplace culture is bad for all employees, but can be a particular burden on LGBTIQ employees, already stigmatised by their sexuality or identity, writes RJ Miles. I wish workplace mental health initiatives were more about helping people to understand the psychology of burnout and less about getting people to do yoga. The benefits …

sexually suggestive emojis

Whether it’s an eggplant, peach or even a love heart, emojis are supposed to be a fun way to communicate and even flirt. But workers are warned against sending suggestive emojis to colleagues. It could cost their job and leave them defending a sexual harassment claim. Emojis include suggestive objects like eggplants and peaches, which …

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A survey invites LGBTIQ Australians to share their views and experiences of workplace sexual harassment to inform a national inquiry into the issue. Survey responses will also form the LGBTIQ Legal Service’s submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. A  report released by the Human Rights Commission …

Coming Out

The vast majority of LGBTIQ Australians are not comfortable coming out to their work colleagues. The Out at Work: from Prejudice to Pride report released last week suggests 25 per cent of employees were out to some people and almost 40 per cent were out to most people at work. The joint Royal Melbourne Institute …

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Meet The Tradettes When you think you need a plumber how instinctive is it to think you’ll be calling on a man or a female plumber Short shorts and tool belt in tow ready to get in and do the dirty work on your kitchen sink or bathroom, it’s generally our first thought when it …