AHRC’s Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplacesmanager2023-03-01T09:05:40+00:00
AHRC’s Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
This page is designed to provide key information about the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces and Australian Women Lawyers’ response to the Inquiry.
About the Inquiry
Australian Women Lawyers, and its constituent bodies, welcome the National Inquiry.
The National Inquiry will review and report on:
a national survey of the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, by sector
online workplace-related sexual and sex-based harassment and the use of technology and social media to perpetrate workplace-related sexual and sex-based harassment
the use of technology and social media to identify both alleged victims and perpetrators of workplace-related sexual harassment
the drivers of workplace sexual harassment, including whether:
some individuals are more likely to experience sexual harassment due to particular characteristics including gender, age, sexual orientation, culturally or linguistically diverse background, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status or disability
some workplace characteristics and practices are more likely to increase the risk of sexual harassment
the current legal framework with respect to sexual harassment
existing measures and good practice being undertaken by employers in preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment, both domestically and internationally the impacts on individuals and business of sexual harassment, such as mental health, and the economic impacts such as workers compensation claims, employee turnover and absenteeism, and
recommendations to address sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
AWL’s and Constituent Body’s Submissions
A complete list of the public submissions provided can be found here.