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Allens’ handling of sexual harassment complaint may have violated WHS Act: report
Business of Law 2021-04-20 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allens’ response to a complaint of sexual harassment in the firm’s Brisbane office five years ago may have breached the federal Work Health and Safety […]

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Report flags ‘alarming’ incidence of sexual harassment in SA legal profession
Business of Law 2021-04-20 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sexual harassment is alarmingly common throughout the legal profession in South Australia, according to a new report that details an assault by a former judge and harassing texts from a magistrate who told a lawyer while presiding over a case that he imagined her “kneeling between his legs at the bench”.

Culture of Victorian courts ‘normalises’ sexual harassment, report finds
Courts 2021-04-19 1:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A review of sexual harassment in Victorian courts sparked by the findings of an investigation into former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon has found a […]

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Law firm settles former partner’s sex discrimination case on day of trial
Business of Law 2021-04-19 4:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Hicksons Lawyers has reached a last-minute settlement to resolve sex discrimination claims brought by a female former partner who claims she was denied […]

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Court orders law firm to compensate underpaid junior lawyer despite six figure income
Employment 2021-04-19 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne law firm and its director have been ordered to pay over $184,000 to a former junior lawyer who earned hundreds of thousands of […]

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‘Not comforting or chivalrous’: Barrister reprimanded for sexually harassing solicitor
Business of Law 2021-04-16 9:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Sydney barrister who has admitted to sexually harassing a young female solicitor in a NSW Supreme Court conference room is facing disciplinary action for […]

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Senior Allens lawyer who sexually harassed colleague was allowed to stay on until litigation finished
Business of Law 2021-04-12 2:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Big Six firm Allens allowed a senior lawyer to stay on at the firm for five weeks after a sexual harassment incident in 2012, the […]

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Law firm ordered to pay $50k to practice manager for unfair dismissal
Employment 2021-04-07 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The owner of a Sydney law firm has been ordered to pay his former practice manager $49,910 in compensation for unfair dismissal, after the Fair […]

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Ashurst doubles bonus pool to reward staff for strong pandemic performance
Business of Law 2021-04-01 10:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ashurst has become the second Big Six firm to up its bonus game to reward staff for the firm’s strong performance during the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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HWL Ebsworth docs sought by ANZ whistleblower could contain ‘golden nugget’, judge says
Employment 2021-03-31 3:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ruled that a former ANZ trader who alleges he was fired after complaining about rate-rigging at the bank can amend his lawsuit […]

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