FMG faces court action over sexual harassment reporting


Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group is facing dozens of charges over the reporting of alleged sexual harassment at its Pilbara mines.

WorkSafe on Wednesday revealed it had moved to prosecute the miner, charging it with 34 counts of refusing or failing to comply with a requirement to provide documents to an inspector within a specified period without a reasonable excuse.

The workplace safety regulator said the documents related to alleged sexual harassment at three of FMG’s Pilbara sites; Christmas Creek, Solomon and Cloudbreak.

“The Work Health and Safety Act 2022 gives WorkSafe inspectors the right to request that documentation be received within a specified time period unless the person in charge of the business or undertaking has a reasonable excuse for not supplying the documents,” a statement said.

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