Workplace sexual harassment is an issue that affects everyone, with 1 in 3 people having experienced it directly. This learning module is designed to reduce the risk of workplace sexual harassment occurring, and to help people respond if they experience or witness workplace sexual harassment.
In this learning module, you will:
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The Australian Government has made changes to workplace sexual harassment laws. These amendments have changed the role of the Fair Work Commission and the way workers are protected from sexual harassment from 6 March 2023.
This module has been updated to reflect these changes. More information about the Commission’s role in dealing with sexual harassment in connection with work is available on the Commission’s website.
Since December 2022, employers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) have also had a positive duty to prevent workplace sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation. Information about this new positive duty is available on the Respect@Work website.
Visit 1800RESPECT for confidential information, counselling and support.
The Respect@Work website provides a range of resources to prevent, address and promote better understanding of workplace sexual harassment. These include videos, advice, good practice guides, education and training programs and workplace-assessment tools.
The Fair Work Commission’s website also has information about support services for your health and wellbeing.
Statistics in this module come from the following sources:
You will understand what sexual harassment at work is, its impacts, and where to get help and support.
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