Understanding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.
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Sexual harassment, as defined under state specific anti-discrimination laws or falling under sex discrimination, is unwanted or unwelcome sexual advances.
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Sexual Harassment FAQs
‘Sexual harassment’ is considered to be any form of unwelcome sexual behaviour that’s offensive, humiliating or intimidating to an employee or female in the workplace. It is not just considered misconduct in the workplace, it’s against the law. Being sexually harassed affects people in different ways, psychologically and physically. If you’re experiencing or know someone experiencing sexual harassment, there are many things they can do to stop it and prevent it. Often, employers are liable for large compensation for sexual harassment in the workplace.
If your employer has failed to address a sexual harassment situation correctly, or fired you or a fellow employee because you complained about sexual harassment you may have further rights to pursue a claim against the individuals in the workplace who have victimised you.
In Australia, you are protected from Victimisation: being subjected to detriment because you or someone on your behalf complained about sexual harassment.
Often we find employees are entitled to significant compensation due to sexual harassment in the workplace but do not get in touch due to being unsure. The sooner you get in touch the better if you wish to know more.
Working alongside Sexual Harassment Australia means you are guaranteed 100% confidentiality. Our primary focus is to provide a better life for you without creating more stress or negative impact on your current situation.
Many people who have encountered sexual assaulted or harassment quit their job. If you do this, the aggressor wins. You have the right to work and earn a living. The whole concept of Sexual Harassment Australia is to help you stand your ground and stand up for your rights the correct way.