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Sexually inappropriate texts to co-workers a valid reason for dismissal: Co-workers not required to tell employee to stop

Wednesday 8 August, 2018 | By: Thomas Birkbeck

Sexual harassment in the workplace is currently a prevalent topic. The #MeToo campaign and the Human Rights Commission launch of a year-long harassment inquiry has brought harassment onto the centre stage. A recent case in the Fair Work Commission, Colin Ramon Reguero-Puente v City of Rockingham, considered the misconduct of an employee relating to sexually inappropriate communications with co-workers, and whether employees had to expressly tell someone to stop this conduct for it to constitute misconduct. Read more.

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