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Preventing and responding to sexual harassment: A quick guide for employers

August 2020

About this quick guide

Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment: A quick guide for employers introduces the six minimum standards employers must meet to comply with their positive duty to eliminate sexual harassment and victimisation.

The quick guide is a companion to our complete Guideline: Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment.

This shorter resource is a useful starting point for employers seeking an overview of workplace sexual harassment and their obligations. The compliance examples provided in the quick guide are, however, targeted to smaller and medium organisations. Larger organisations (those with 200 or more workers) may be expected to do more and should refer to Chapter 4 of the Commission’s Guideline: Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment.

We can help

Employers and organisations

The Commission has significant experience supporting organisations to take action to eliminate sexual harassment in their workplaces.

Employers seeking support to implement the standards for compliance, including through tailored education programs and resources, can contact the Commission’s the Education team.

Individuals

Get help if you have experienced sexual harassment and want to make a complaint or learn more about your rights.

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Related resources

Guideline: Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment – Complying with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 – Aug 20