In this edition the focus is on the important issues of gender equality and eliminating workplace sexual harassment.
In particular, major law reform will see politicians and judges subject to the same sexual harassment laws as the wider population, employers are being urged to take a more proactive and preventative approach to sexual harassment and Comcare and Safe Work Australia have released updated guides on preventing workplace sexual harassment.
In Victoria, the introduction of the Gender Equality Act 2020 means that 300 public sector employers, employing some 380,000 employees, must now report on and take steps to close the gender pay gap, improve gender equality and eliminate workplace sexual harassment.
In other news, in person trials have commenced again in some Victorian Courts subject to the availability of Courtrooms and appropriate safeguards.
We hope you enjoy this edition of our Victorian Public Sector Newsletter.View PDF