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Dispute resolution: Not a gender issue

The inquiry by ousted Prime Minister Julia Gillard into gender discrimination into women at work will not solve the deeper problem of conflict in the workplace, according to Dr Doron Samuell, medical director of Corporate Health Services.

Although stress and bullying claims are made statistically more by women, Samuell stated that the issue cannot be simplified down to gender. “Women are more likely to suffer mental illness, specifically depression, than men,” he said.

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