Thursday, 08 March 2018 08:55

International Women's Day: Commissioner's call to action

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is marking International Women's Day with a call to action for Victoria's employers.

Now is the time to think big, be ambitious and redesign Victorian workplaces around the prevention of sexual harassment. 

Commissioner Kristen Hilton said:

"This International Women's Day, we are calling on Victorian employers to take bold preventative action in response to #MeToo.

"This is the year of employers thinking big, and rebuilding their workplaces around preventing sexual harassment.

"Change is possible. We can create safe, modern workplaces that we can happily leave to our kids. But we need to start now.

"The Commission stands ready to help, and welcomes enquiries from employers about what they can do.

"We also encourage any employee who has concerns about their workplace to call our free information and complaints service."

We can help

If you have been sexually harassed you can call the Commission on 1300 292 153, chat with us online or submit an online complaint form.

The Commission helps people to resolve complaints of sexual harassment by providing a free, impartial conciliation service. 

At conciliation both people sit down and negotiate an agreed outcome – this might be an apology, equal opportunity training in the workplace, or a financial settlement.

You can also seek counselling or support from 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

Media contact

Kat O'Shea
Mobile: 0459 114 657
Email: Kat.O'Shea@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Lodge a complaint with us
Chat live with us now
Subscribe to our eBulletin