AMP to reveal damning report

Original article by Joyce Moullakis
The Australian – Page: 15 & 19 : 20-Aug-20

Wealth manager AMP has advised that it will release the report of an independent investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Boe Pahari. The investigation was undertaken in 2017, and the lawyers representing complainant Julia Szlakowski say that she never received a copy of the full report of the investigation. Pahari was appointed as CEO of AMP Capital in July. Australian Council of Superannuation Investors CEO Louise Davidson contends that Pahari’s position is untenable.

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AMP LIMITED – ASX AMP, AMP CAPITAL INVESTORS LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF SUPERANNUATION INVESTORS INCORPORATED

Law partner forced staff to watch porn

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 13-Sep-18

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says the Australian Human Rights Commission survey on sexual harassment has received some shocking claims since it was launched in June. Jenkins, who was speaking to the National Press Club on 12 September, said one claim involved young female employees at a law firm being forced to watch pornography by a senior male partner. The survey has revealed that the number of women who state they have been sexually harassed has doubled in the past five years. Jenkins says that sexual harassment "continues with impunity", despite the expectation that "things were getting better".

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AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (AUSTRALIA)

Sexual harassment at work doubles: survey

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 12-Sep-18

The information, media and telecommunications industry is Australia’s worst sector when it comes to sexual harassment, according to a Australian Human Rights Commission survey. Eighty-one per cent of its employees stated they had been sexually harassed in the last five years, despite the sector accounting for just two per cent of the workforce. The number of women who state they have been sexually harassed at work has risen from 21 per cent to 39 per cent over the past six years. Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says the results of its survey reveal that sexual harassment is "widespread and pervasive".

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AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Bawdy jokes and crude behaviour aside, no evidence of misconduct

Original article by Matthew Westwood
The Australian – Page: 7 : 1-Feb-18

An independent investigation by Pax People has cleared actor Craig McLachlan of inappropriate conduct on the set of "The Doctor Blake Mysteries". The inquiry was commissioned by production company December Media in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and workplace bullying on the set of the period drama. Pax People’s report concluded that the workplace culture on the set of the show often featured humour that could be regarded as offensive, but it found no evidence of serious misconduct. McLachlan has denied all allegations against him.

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PAX PEOPLE, DECEMBER MEDIA, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, THE GORDON FROST ORGANISATION PTY LTD

‘Show them your tits’: Fair Work upholds sacking of car manager

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 24-Jan-18

The full bench of the Fair Work Commission has dismissed an appeal by the former business manager of a Queensland car dealership. Phillip Parker had been dismissed by Cricks Volkswagen for sexual harassment after a female employee alleged that he had made inappropriate comments to her. Parker appealed against the original ruling, citing it as an example of "male inequality".

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AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, CRICKS VOLKSWAGEN

McLachlan set to sue Fairfax, ABC

Original article by Matthew Westwood
The Australian – Page: 3 : 22-Jan-18

Australian actor Craig McLachlan says his career has been "annihilated" by allegations that he sexually harassed and indecently assaulted three female cast members during a 2014 production of "The Rocky Horror Show". He continues to deny the allegations and intends to sue Fairfax Media and the ABC for defamation, after the allegations were reported in "The Age" and "The Sydney Morning Herald" and on the "7:30" current affairs show.

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FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS

More come forward over actor

Original article by Kate McClymont, Michael Lallo, Rob Moran
The Age – Page: 4 : 9-Jan-18

The Gordon Frost Organisation has advised that actor Craig McLachlan will withdraw from its current production of "The Rocky Horror Show" in the wake of sexual harassment and indecent assault allegations. Victorian police have launched an investigation into the allegations made by three female members of the 2014 production of the musical, while several other people are believed to have lodged complaints with police. Production of McLachlan’s popular TV series, "The Doctor Blake Mysteries", has also been put on hold pending the investigation into the allegations against him.

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GORDON FROST ORGANISATION, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED, DECEMBER MEDIA, VICTORIA POLICE

NAB faces $4.3m harassment suit

Original article by Leo Shanahan
The Australian – Page: 17 : 24-Sep-14

National Australia Bank has declined to comment on a pending claim for damages by a former executive of its JBWere wealth management business. Antonia Thornton alleges in her statement of claim that she was subject to discrimination and harassment after revealing in 2009 that she was pregnant. Thornton also alleges that she was effectively forced to resign, as the discrimination continued after she returned from maternity leave

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NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, JBWERE LIMITED, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, GOLDMAN SACHS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD