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Webinar - Gender Equity and Sexual Harassment reforms - is anything going to change?

  • 04 Apr 2023
  • 6:00 PM



Gender Equity and Sexual Harassment reforms - is anything going to change?

IRSNSW and ALERA Members - complimentary. Non Members $40


Professor Rae Cooper, AO is Professor of Gender, Work and Employment Relations. She is based in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies (WOS) at the University of Sydney Business School. She is Director of the Gender Equality in Working Life (GEWL) Research Initiative, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association and of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association.

In 2019 Professor Cooper was made an officer of the Order of Australia for her contributions to ‘higher education and to workplace policy and practice’.

Rae is a leading researcher on the world of work and is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2022-2025). She has a particular interest in gender and work, women’s careers and the future of work. She has received grants from the ARC, from state and federal governments and has worked in collaboration with leading organisations including the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Abby Kendall

By trade, Abbey Kendall is an employment and industrial lawyer and is the Director and Principal Solicitor of the Working Women’s Centre.

Abbey has dedicated her career to representing and advocating for worker’s rights and has successfully represented organisations against unlawful police raids, defended employees against dodgy traineeships enforced by national food franchises, and represented hundreds of workers in discrimination, sexual harassment, dismissal and worker’s compensation matters.

Abbey holds a Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.  Abbey also holds governance qualifications from the Governance Institute of Australia.

Abbey is a member of the Australian Human Right’s Council Respect@Work Council and a member South Australian Government’s Gender Pay Gap Taskforce.  Service.

Jenny Innes Executive Counsel & Team Leader - Harmers Workplace Lawyers

After graduating from the University of Wollongong in 2001, Jenny

spent two and a half years working as a solicitor for one of Australia’s

largest law firms. Jenny joined Harmers Workplace Lawyers in 2004

and became an Executive Counsel and Team Leader in 2010.

Jenny advises both employers and employees in relation to:

    • discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying claims;
    • conducting, and advising on, workplace investigations;
    • advising on and drafting employment contracts (including executive contracts);
    • employment issues arising under the Corporations legislation;
    • workplace health and safety laws;
    • privacy issues; and
    • compliance training and presentations in relation to the above.

    Jenny regularly represents her clients at the Fair Work Commission, at the Australian Human Rights Commission, and in Federal and State Courts in dealing with a range of employment, industrial, and human rights claims. Jenny has extensive experience in dealing with sensitive and high-profile sexual harassment claims.


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