Most women, and some men, will experience some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime. The prevalence of workplace sexual harassment is linked to other forms of gendered violence outside the workplace, which also occur at shocking rates in our society.
The Human Rights Commission has announced an inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. The inquiry will shine much needed light on a broken system which is failing workers.
The current rules which are intended to protect workers, predominantly women, who experience workplace sexual harassment focus on individual claims and settlement processes. This approach has failed and the rules need to be changed to allow for systemic action against workplace sexual harassment.
We need new approaches to this endemic problem and we hope that this inquiry will lead the way in changing the rules in this area.
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Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
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