Parella Law (on behalf of an individual) & Australian-based multinational enterprise (property and infrastructure sector)
Lead NCPAustralia
Supporting NCP(s)United States
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD MNE Guidelines.
Theme(s)Human rights, Employment and industrial relations
Date20 Aug 2021
Host country(ies)United States
SourceIndividuals, Business
Industry sectorConstruction
StatusIn progress

On 20 August 2021, Parella Law submitted a specific instance to the AusNCP on behalf of an affected individual, alleging that an Australian-based multinational enterprise active in the property and infrastructure sector had not observed the Human Rights (Chapter IV) and Employment and Industrial Relations (Chapter V) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, the issue relates to racial discrimination in the workplace, against the affected individual in this submission as well as others at the enterprise offices in New York, United States.

The AusNCP will coordinate with the United States NCP on this instance and work towards making an initial assessment.