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Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Harassment. Differences?

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Harassment. Differences?, its confusing, and not very well understood, so we are going to try and clarify the meaning of the different terms. Harassment Harassment in the workplace can take many forms but more often than not, it creates a toxic environment for employees and a headache for employers. Harassment is …

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Sexual Harassment: 13 Things You Need To Know

Sexual Harassment: 13 Things You Need To Know Sexual harassment: 13 things you need to know, continues our series, on providing detailed information and insights. I’ve been representing (we are not lawyers) mainly employees in sexual harassment claims since 2004, not just in recent times as a result of the publicity caused by the #metoo …

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Is it sexual harassment if I liked it?

As defined under federal and state legislation, sexual harassment has three essential elements: Unwelcome behaviour That is of a sexual nature And that a reasonable person in the circumstances would have anticipated to cause offense, humiliation or intimidation to the individual who was sexually harassed. But is it still considered sexual harassment if you enjoyed …

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How to Challenge and Halt Sexual Harassment: To Say Back Off

Do the startling: Name the behaviour. Whatever the harasser has just done, say it, and be specific. How to Challenge and Halt Sexual Harassment: To Say Back Off, we get allot of call regarding this, employees just want jobs, careers, just to be left alone. They are not necessarily chasing money, publicity, Instagram or tick …

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Are Unwelcome Comments Sexual Harassment? What Can I Do?

Are Unwelcome Comments Sexual Harassment? What Can I Do? There care two parts to the answer, 1) when does a unwelcome comment become sexual harassment?, then 2) what do i do about it? A broad range of conduct can be deemed ‘sexual harassment’ within the definition of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth). Sexual harassment …

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Sexual Harassment and Harassment, What’s the Difference?

Sexual Harassment and Harassment, What’s the Difference?, is an important technical consideration in your decision making a decision how to proceed. Any form of harassment in the workplace is unlawful and employees have the right to complaint or lodge a claim regarding the harassment they are experiencing. However, it is important to distinguish between the …

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What Makes a Good Sexual Harassment Lawyer?

hat Makes a Good Sexual Harassment Lawyer?, great question! Have you been sexually harassed at work? Are you looking at lodging a sexual harassment complaint, but you are feeling overwhelmed with the number of lawyers and representatives offering their help? When running a dispute or claim for sexual harassment, you have the option of representing …

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Sexual Harassment In Western Australia, What’s Going On?

Sexual Harassment In Western Australia, What’s Going On?, Unlike all other Australian jurisdictions, and most countries around the world, Western Australia strangely does not permit complainants in Equal Opportunity matters – particularly sexual harassment and discrimination – to be represented by anybody who is not a lawyer. You cannot be represented by who you want. …

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Sexual Harassment & COVID-19: The Blurring Of Boundaries

Sexual Harassment & COVID-19: The Blurring Of Boundaries. The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized our workplaces. Face-to-face interactions have largely been replaced by screens. Has COVID-19 eradicated workplace sexual harassment, or has it just taken a new form? Increase of Sexual Harassment during the Pandemic In late 2020, a prominent UK women’s charity, Rights of Women, …

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What is the Government Doing About Sexual Harassment in 2022? We Need Action!

2021 has seen the dawn of a new era of sexual harassment reforms. In 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission published ‘Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces’. This report investigated the current nature and prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces and proposed 55 Recommendations to better prevent sexual harassment and facilitate …

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Historical Sexual Harassment – Is it too late to speak up?

Historical Sexual Harassment – Is it too late to speak up? We get allot of calls regarding this topic. It is not uncommon for victims of sexual harassment to delay reporting what happened to them. In the Fourth National Survey on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, conducted in 2018, it was found that 72% of …

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Sexual Harassment in Small Businesses: What Can I Do?

Just like their larger counterparts, small businesses are not immune from the laws prohibiting workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. Even though they lack a dedicated Human Resources department or stringent reporting requirements, small businesses are also under a duty to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination from occurring in their workplace. Small businesses may be particularly …

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Workplace Culture, No Excuse for Sexual Harassment. Act Now!

Workplace Culture, No Excuse for Sexual Harassment. Act Now!, This has to be more than just a slogan. brick by brick, changes in strategies, training, ability to raise concerns without fear of retribution, all makes a difference. It is well established that the workplace culture of an organization should reflect the values a business upholds …

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Government Fails to Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment

Government Fails to Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment. After years of campaigning by unions, gender equality advocates, and A Whole New Approach, amongst others the Federal Government has introduced a Bill to the Senate which aims to simplify and streamline sexual harassment legislation. Sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful but it is still an …

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Fair work Stop Sexual Harassment Orders, How Will They Work

Fair work Stop Sexual Harassment Orders, How Will They Work? After years of campaigning by unions and gender equality advocates, the Federal Government has introduced a Bill to the Senate that aim to simplify and streamline sexual harassment legislation. These proposed amendments are in response to the Respect@Work Report (the Report) presented to the Government …

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Employee sacked for rape allegations, Find out what happened

Mining giant BHP have recently dismissed a second employee, after the employee had been charged with rape but this time the allegation involves an incident when the man was off roster. It is alleged that in mid-July 2020, a BHP employee was sexually assaulted by a fellow employee at a home in Perth. Upon returning …

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AMP’s Perpetuated Culture of Sexual Harassment

AMP is a giant in the financial services industry, which should entail that the organization implements, and regulates, strict workplace sexual harassment and discrimination policies. It is expected that such an enormous company with expansive revenue and resources would have done its best to stamp out all inappropriate workplace behaviors- if not for the sake …

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Sexual Harassment and the Legal Profession Why??

The legal profession has long been respected in society, full of bright and intelligent people, putting personal interests aside as they fight for justice for their clients, all the while being handsomely rewarded for their noble acts. There are sexual harassment lawyers who do an excellent job on behalf of their clients, so how is …

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Women to sue Justice Heydon over sexual harassment complaint

“Three former High Court associates have announced plans to sue former justice Dyson Heydon and the Commonwealth for compensation, after an independent investigation found their complaints of sexual harassment were valid.” This comment is from ABC online this morning The highest court in the land has been rocked by sexual harassment allegations regarding a respected …

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Sexual Harassment and Recession – What are your rights?

Sexual Harassment and it’s Capacity Sexual harassment has long been a pervasive, though often concealed, workplace issue. Now in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe, will sexual harassment be temporarily be minimised? Unlikely. Sexual harassment doesn’t just happen in physical office environments. As millions of Australians have been forced to …

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I’ve seen the terrible harm sexual harassment can do. Australia must catch up with the rest of the world

The following article was posted by The Guardian on Feb 17 2020. Link to Article www.theguardian.com/seen-the-terrible-harm-sexual-harassment-can-do-we-must-catch-up-with-the-rest-of-the-world Lydia’s* boss regularly touched her bottom, sexually propositioned her, made comments about her appearance and invited her to his home. He behaved this way to other women he worked with. He owned and ran the business – there was …

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