Sexual harassment in the workplace varies in multiple forms. It could include but isn’t limited to: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours or conduct of a sexual nature where a reasonable person would anticipate the possibility that the person harassed would feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.
Victimisation in the workplace is also unlawful. Sexual Harassment Australia often speak to people who are suffering, yet too afraid to come forward with their complaint because they fear they will be treated differently at work or dismissed from their position in the company. However, the law takes an extremely strong stance against victimisation. Please note, an employer can also be held liable for victimisation of an employee by another employee. Sexual harassment in the workplace is more than employer vs employee.
Sexual Harassment Australia was developed to give insight and provide employees a real opportunity to improve the laws in Australia. For sexual harassment lawyers to provide protection and safety in the workplace, it’s crucial victims come forward.
While many victim’s cases are resolved discreetly via negotiation, Sexual Harassment Australia have an excellent track record when it comes to dispute resolution where litigation is necessary. Sexual Harassment Australia have a dedicated team of experienced employment lawyers who are recognised as some of the greatest talents in Australia.
What Should You Do?
Do not quit your job
Many people who have been sexually assaulted or harassed quit their job. If you do this, the aggressor wins. You have the right to work! 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.
Document and keep records
This sometimes is not easy, do you best note down dates, times places where sexual advances, harassment has occurred. Keep copies of emails, text etc, store your records away from the workplace.
Do not suffer in silence
If the sexual harassment doesn’t stop, Employers have not dealt with your complaint as outlined above.