Following the reporting in today’s Age newspaper of Federal Court proceedings in Melbourne by Ms Katherine Bashour.
ANZ can clarify the following:
The primary purpose of the independent consultation with Ms Bashour was to assess the appropriateness of the support measures offered by ANZ to help Ms Bashour work safely from both the office and from home.
These measures included an offer by ANZ of a free onsite car park and a desk with a permanently allocated meeting room to ensure Ms Bashour did not have to travel around the building unnecessarily for meetings.
ANZ did not at any time request or require Ms Bashour to undertake a pelvic examination as part of this assessment.