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Everyone has the right to a safe workplace

Everyone has the right to a safe workplace that is free from sexual harassment and discrimination.

Even though this conduct is offensive and unlawful, it still happens all too often.

Our team of Australian employment law experts at Fair Work Claims has extensive experience representing people who have been subjected to discrimination and sexual harassment, and negotiating significant compensation pay outs on their behalf.

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is any unwanted behaviour that is sexual in nature that offends, intimidates or humiliates.

It can include touching, staring or leering, inappropriate comments, displaying offensive messages, posters or screen savers, or repeated requests for dates or sex.

It can also include messages and images sent via text message or on social media.

Workplace sexual harassment can happen in the office, or at the work site, or anywhere that is work related.

For example, conference and function centres, hotels, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and even in taxis.

The behaviour does not have to be repeated or on-going to be unlawful.

Sexual harassment is not interaction, flirtation, or friendship which is mutual or consensual.

Sexual harassment can happen to both men and women.

What is discrimination?

Discrimination happens when someone is treated less favourably than someone else because of a protected attribute.

Depending on which state you live in, protected attributes can include things like:

  • race,
  • skin colour,
  • ethnic or social origin,
  • sex,
  • gender identity,
  • sexual orientation,
  • religious beliefs,
  • political and union activity.

Discrimination can happen at work, or when applying for and living in accommodation, or when accessing goods and services.

How we can help

If you have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination, our team of employment lawyers and industrial advocates at Fair Work Claims can help.

We represent our clients in the Human Rights Commission, the Fair Work Commission, the Industrial Relations Commission, or any other relevant court or tribunal.

We are specialists at resolving disputes, winning court cases and negotiating substantial compensation for our clients.

Make no mistake, we will fight for you until we achieve justice for you.

To discuss your options and to find out how we can help you, please call our consultants today on 1300 324 748 or click here to register for a quick call back.

LAST UPDATED: March 2021

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Fair Work Claims is a private consultancy and advocacy firm with no affiliation to any government agency, commission or tribunal.

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