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NLRB GC Issues Memo on Workplace Policies – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week: General Counsel Peter Robb has issued a memo to National Labor Relations Board regional directors that offers guidance in applying the Board’s Boeing decision when considering the legality of rules.

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Hall & Wilcox adds to Sydney employment practice

Leading independent business law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has boosted its Sydney employment practice by appointing partner Fay Calderone and senior associate Clare Kerley.

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You and your Rights – Sexual Harassment in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

We have seen a great debate unfold in the United States over the last few months as to the rights of working women on the job. The movement is not gender specific nor is it limited to the dominant campaign which has been led by American women. The movement was started by Alyssa Milano, the “Charmed “actress. She fashioned the hash tag metoo and since, it has become a social media sensation. The purpose of the hash tag was to inform the public how pervasive the problem  of sexual harassment is .Today it is a platform for working men and women  to tell their stories of sexual violation and harassment in the workplace. Started by an actress, the # Metoo movement raises very important issues as to workplace safety and the rights of working women and men to work in a “sexual harassment free “environment. It has been characterized as a campaign which was started to expose the alleged sexual abuses of Hollywood powerful media mogul Harvey Weinstein. It has now morphed into a “heat seeking missile” exposing serial sexual abuse in the workplace. Since the Weinstein story broke the United States has witnessed an explosion of similar complaints across America. What about the Bahamas..?

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Krav om saglig opsigelsesgrund

Advarsel mod at bruge samarbejdsvanskeligheder som opsigelsesgrund.

Det er nok uundgåeligt, at der på arbejdspladser indimellem opstår samarbejdsvanskeligheder. Som advokat bliver man normalt først involveret i sådanne sager, når samarbejdsvanskelighederne er resulteret i en opsigelse, typisk fra arbejdsgiverens side, og hvor opsigelsen er blevet mødt af et krav fra den opsagte medarbejder eller dennes organisation om godtgørelse for usaglig opsigelse.

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Race Discrimination Update: Risks for businesses failing to deal with racist abuse in the workplace

Workplace culture, banter between colleagues and ‘jocular repartee’ may blur the lines of what is acceptable workplace behaviour and what is offensive behaviour that breaches anti-discrimination legislation. Recent decisions highlight the importance of employers taking action when complaints from employees are received and the need for effective communication of anti-discrimination policies.

In Murugesu v Australian Postal Corporation & Anor1, a truck driver employed by Australia Post succeeded in his race discrimination claim in relation to racist insults directed at him in the course of his employment.

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Update on Gender Disparity in the Workplace: The Report by Lean In and McKinsey

Corporate America still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the workplace.

According to a comprehensive study by Lean In and McKinsey & Company, Women in the Workplace 2015, women remain underrepresented at American companies, from entry level to the C-suite.  The greatest disparity occurs at senior levels of leadership.

Women in the Workplace 2015The study’s authors offer several key findings.  For one, the leadership ambition gap persists and women find the path to leadership disproportionately stressful.  Another finding is the uneven playing field women experience: The study concludes that women are almost four times more likely than men to think they have fewer opportunities to advance because of their gender.  Senior-level women believe their gender is a greater disadvantage than entry-level women do, and are significantly less satisfied with their role, opportunities for advancement, and career than their male counterparts. 

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The EYES Have it: Harnessing the Power of Eye Contact in the Workplace

Bonnie ScottBy Bonnie I. Scott

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported on the decline of eye contact in both work and social settings. This is hardly surprising. Every day, we split our attention among multiple projects and tasks; we text and email—even to the person in the next office; we meet through webinars and webcam; and, increasingly, we telecommute (nearly 10% of U.S. workers telecommute at least one day per week). Employees new to the workforce have spent their school years in classrooms, where eyes are focused on laptop screens, not each other or the professor. What was once considered the norm—speaking face to face, getting to know each other through chatting before getting down to business, giving undivided attention to the person speaking to you, and gauging reactions—no longer comes naturally to a workforce used to glancing at a screen every few seconds.

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