The service rules in relation to applications for orders to stop workplace bullying or sexual harassment (or both), and responses to such applications, are discussed above. As noted there, the Commission can decide to vary or dispense with the service rules in appropriate cases.
Generally, a party to a matter must also send a copy of any correspondence or documents sent to the Commission to the other parties (or their representatives). If they do not do so, the Commission may forward a copy to the other parties (or their representatives).
If a party has any concerns about correspondence or a document being forwarded by the Commission to the other parties or their representatives (for example, because the document contains personal medical details or other sensitive information) they should contact the Commission to discuss their options before sending the document to the Commission.
The Commission’s powers and practice in relation to making confidentiality orders is discussed below.