Sexual Harassment in Australia
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Sexual Harassment Australia
Sexual Harassment Australia is a branch of A Whole New Approach Pty Ltd whom is a legal advocacy company that has represented employees throughout all states of Australia since 2004 (10,000 plus claims).
At the time of inception, AWNA principal Gary Pinchen (whom has three daughters of his own) was getting more and more destressed by the level of sexual harassment and related enquires throughout Australia, and the decision was made to start representing employees at various Australian state and federal bodies. Our advocacy movement was formed ahead of its’ time and way before the worldwide ‘me too’ movement.
What Should You Do?
Do not quit your job
Many people whom have been sexually assaulted or harassed in their workplace quit their job. If you do this, then the aggressor wins. You have the right to work in a safe and comfortable environment! We can help you stand your ground and stand up for your rights the correct way. If you have been forced to resign we are still able to help.
Take the matter to a higher authority
Many CEOs and managers are dreadfully afraid of sexual harassment cases.
If a co-worker is pestering you with unwanted sexual advances, then first talk to someone in the company, such as your direct manager or human resources.
Document everything and keep records
Do your best to note down dates, times, places, conversations and any other information relating to the unwanted sexual advances and harassment which has occurred.
Keep copies of emails, texts, photos etc. Store these records away from the workplace.
Document everything and keep records
Don't suffer in silence
If the sexual harassment doesn’t stop and your employer has not dealt with your complaint as outlined above, then call us today!
1800 333 666
*We’re not lawyers nor does anything we state constitute as legal advice.”
Pursuing a Sexual Harassment Claim
Pursuing a claim on your own can be extremely stressful and daunting. Especially if you’re in the process of looking for new employment, dealing with difficult personal circumstances and/or forced to confront the individual/s whom have sexually harassed you. Having your own representation such as our team means we take on the workload, the stress of it all and pursue the claim on your behalf – giving you the peace of mind that you deserve. We are in your corner and will support you in standing up for your rights.
When you speak with us at sexual harassment Australia, you can expect empathy, compassion and understanding. We understanding making the first call can be uneasy at times as often clients need to work through gatekeepers, secretaries and assistants both prior and during a case. We handle all cases personally and remain with you throughout the whole process.
We take pride in being accessible and easy to reach. Our lines are open 7 days a week and every case will be evaluated personally, for free. If you choose to move forward, he will be beside you through every phase of the legal process.
Hear from the Victims
This article is written by Gary Pinchen of A Whole New Approach Pty Ltd. Gary Pinchen is not a lawyer nor is AWNA a law
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Make the Pig Squeal
No one, at any time or in any place deserves to be sexually harassed.
We’re a team of industrial relations advocates who know exactly what you’re currently going through. We’re here to support you, represent you and help you understand your rights, and the legal process moving forward.
Sexual Harassment FAQs
‘Sexual harassment’ is considered to be any form of unwelcome sexual behaviour that’s offensive, humiliating or intimidating to an employee in the workplace. It’s not just considered misconduct in the workplace – it’s against the law. Sexual harassment affects people in many ways, both psychologically and physically. If you’re experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace yourself or know of someone else who is, there are many things which can be done to stop the behaviour and prevent it. Often, employers are also liable for large compensation as a result of mismanaged sexual harassment in the workplace.
If your employer has failed to address a sexual harassment situation correctly, or fired you, or a fellow employee as a result of a sexual harassment complaint being made – you, or your fellow employee may may have further rights to pursue a claim against the individuals in the workplace whom have victimised you.
In Australia, you are protected from victimisation: being subjected to detriment as a result of standing up for your rights – such as, as a result of speaking up about sexual harassment.
Often we find employees are entitled to significant compensation as a result of sexual harassment in the workplace, but do not get in touch with us due to being unsure, if they have in fact been sexually harassed.
The sooner you get in touch with us the better. Contact us to see if we can help you. Your first consultation is free of charge.
We (Sexual Harassment Australia) guarantee complete confidentiality with any of our discussions. Our primary focus is to work with you and assist with your sexual harassment claim. Our mission is to provide a better life for you, to get you the justice which you rightfully deserve and whilst ensuring that no additional stress or negative impact is places upon your current situation.
Many people whom have encountered sexual harassment or have been assaulted at their workplace just quit their job. If you do this – then the aggressor wins. Most importantly though – you have the right to work a living in a safe and happy work environment.
Our mission at Sexual Harassment Australia is to help you stand your ground and stand up for your rights, the correct way.