Monthly Archives: March 2023


CFO sues former employer for breaching whistleblower protection laws

Former Oil Search CFO, Ayten Saridas, is suing her former employer for breach of contract and breach of whistleblower protection laws, alleging she was bullied and victimised after raising concerns about corporate wrongdoing. Australia’s whistleblower protection laws prohibit victimisation of an employee who has made a disclosure of misconduct to...

Respect@Work laws require a new approach to preventing & managing sexual harassment at work

Australia’s new Respect@Work laws mean that employers now have a positive duty to proactively prevent and eliminate hostile work environments and sexual and sex-based harassment at work. How should employers respond? The onus is on employers to ensure that they eliminate unlawful sex discrimination, including sexual harassment in the workplace,...

ASIC sets the standard for best practice whistleblowing programs

ASIC’s Report 758 Good Practices for handling whistleblower disclosures was based on an independent review of seven large organisations. Key findings ASIC found that organisations with strong whistleblower programs fostered a culture and practices to support whistleblowers. These organisations inform and train professionals on how to receive and handle disclosures...

ASIC sues TerraCom Limited for breaching whistleblower protection laws

ASIC has taken action against TerraCom and senior company figures for engaging in conduct that caused harm to a whistleblower who raised serious misconduct regarding the company’s operations. TerraCom is an ASX-listed coal producer in Queensland.  A former employee made a whistleblowing report that the company engaged in illegal conduct,...

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