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LGBTIQ+ employees at mining giant Rio Tinto report higher rates of bullying and harassment at work, a major review of the company has found. The company commissioned the independent review, overseen by Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. The mining giant operates in 35 countries and employs 45,000 people. Over 10,000 employees were involved in …

vinegar tits root or boot workplace bullying and harassment

A Queensland Heath investigation recently cleared a senior manager who nicknamed a female colleague Vinegar Tits. He also played a game known as ‘Root or Boot’ with subordinate team members.  However, workplace advocate Miles Heffernan says such behaviour can constitute bullying and harassment. Following a year-long investigation, the man recently returned to his position as …

jab or job covid-19 vaccination

We asked an expert — jab or job? Can Australian employers insist on workers receiving a COVID-19 vaccination? The answer — so far — in most cases, no. Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously described jab or job as a decision for individual businesses. “Decisions to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees will be a matter for …

team

When you think of the word ‘team’, do you think of competition and the pressure to win? Does the very word trigger memories of historical humiliations on the school oval? Maybe it’s time for a refresh. Harness the power of relationships so your team is motivated and engaged. The result: everyone batting for the same …

interengineer lgbtiq networking group

Companies across the engineering sector have launched a new LGBTIQ networking group with a really important goal in mind.  The new group, named InterEngineer, was launched last week to bring together the industry’s LGBTIQ professionals and allies. Each year, the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) surveys employees and business on workplace inclusion. However the 2020 …

stimulous package coronavirus

Many members of the LGBTIQ communities work in small business, hospitality and casual employment. Today’s stimulus package will lessen some of the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The package will enable many small businesses to remain trading and employing people. It will also see those on Newstart at last able to survive on …

stop the raids sex worker rights day respect inc #decrimqld

Grab your red umbrella! On Tuesday — International Sex Worker Rights Day — #DecrimQLD and Respect Inc invite allies to the Stop the Raids rally at Southport. In the last six months, police charged more than 30 people for sex work related offences. The charges followed raids and also undercover entrapment. In response sex workers, …

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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