Diversity & inclusion (314 items)


Casuals claiming $12m in class action; Discrimination now top reason for pay gap

A union has launched a class action on behalf of long-term casuals, seeking annual leave entitlements estimated at $12 million. Also in this article: discrimination accounts for a growing proportion of reasons behind the gender pay gap. » more »


Ex-employee can't be bullied; Change management lacking in D&I; and more

A dismissed employee has failed to gain orders against former colleagues she claimed were still bullying her by calling her phone. Also in this article: recent dismissal rulings; why diversity and inclusion programs fail to drive change; and the biggest causes of pay rate discrepancies. » more »



'Administrative action' appeal fails; Which industry has the healthiest executives? and more

An employee whose psychological injury claim helped reform the 'administrative action' test has lost her latest appeal for compensation. Also in this article, industries ranked by executives' health; HR is still too attached to paper records; and more. » more »


Drunk employee's reinstatement upheld; D&I programs missing the mark; and more

The dismissal of an employee for drunken behaviour has "significant application across Australian workplaces" and warranted rehearing by appeal, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, D&I programs are missing their mark; communicating STP changes to employees; and more. » more »




ALP pledges new tribunal to rule on 'wage theft'; Where the major parties stand on D&I; and more

A new jurisdiction to deal with underpayments will be established if Labor wins the election on Saturday, opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced. Meanwhile, the major parties have revealed where they stand on workplace diversity; new-hire pay rates have increased slightly; and more. » more »


The problem with STEM-focused autism programs

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Workplace programs aimed at creating employment opportunities for people with autism are focusing unduly on limited roles within STEM arenas, according to a talent acquisition specialist. Meanwhile, a pilot study into recruiting people on the autism spectrum has found a modified strategy more beneficial than traditional selection processes. » more »