Diversity & inclusion (314 items)

Previous bullying allegations 'irrelevant' to employee's claim; Soft skills gap growing; and more

The Fair Work Commission has refused an employee access to an investigation report that he says would support his stop-bullying application. Also in this article, news on the soft skills gap, disability and LGBTI inclusion, and why unfair dismissal claims are rising. » more »




Social media misconduct dismissal overturned; Reasons to encourage personal networking; and more

The Fair Work Commission has found an employer wasn't entitled to dismiss a worker who posted a "crude and immature" Facebook comment during work time, noting that offensive language is "increasingly part of the common vernacular". In other news, research shows employers should encourage personal networking despite the risks; a leadership program aims to boost C-Suite diversity; and more. » more »






Proposed DV leave would 'undermine workplace trust'; Gender pay gap narrows; and more

Including a family and domestic-violence leave clause in all modern awards would create too much risk and uncertainty for employers, a Fair Work Commissioner has ruled. Meanwhile, the 2017 gender pay gap report and other diversity research has been released; and a study calls for 'job landscapes' to replace job descriptions. » more »