How to Future Proof your Business: The New Frontier in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Claims

Exploring the New Benchmark in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Claims

It’s been three years since the landmark ruling in Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd was handed down by the Federal Court of Australia, changing the way damages are assessed in sexual harassment and discrimination claims in Australia.

In the Richardson case, the Full Federal Court determined that an award of $18,000 in damages was manifestly out of step with prevailing community standards, increasing the compensation awarded to an employee subjected to a “constant barrage” of sexual harassment to $100,000.

In our upcoming breakfast briefing series, we will look at how community standards have impacted on the way Judges and Courts award compensation in sexual harassment and discrimination claims post Richardson and the willingness to find employers vicariously liable for the conduct of their employees.

We will then open the floor to a panel discussion with an opportunity for attendees to have their specific questions answered by our specialist panel members.

You will walk away with:

  • an understanding of what constitutes lawful and unlawful discrimination at work;
  • a comprehensive outline of the key decisions in this area of the law;
  • tips for how to avoid discrimination and harassment claims in your business; and
  • answers to those questions you’ve always wanted to ask when it comes to managing discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Please let us know if there are any particular questions you would like to know the answer to when you RSVP to this event. There will also be an opportunity for questions to be asked of our panel on the day.



24th August

7:00am – 9:30am

RACV Club Melbourne

29th August

7:00am – 9:30am

The Westin Sydney

1st September

7:00am – 9:30am

Sofitel Brisbane

Register NowRegister NowRegister Now

RSVP for this event