The My work rights project aims to raise awareness of women’s rights at work. Experiencing harassment and discrimination can have real, negative impacts on your confidence and wellbeing. If you ignore this behaviour it may happen again. Quitting the job entirely might just mean it happens to someone else.
The Commission’s research with young Victorian women in 2011 showed that:
- a third have experienced workplace sexual harassment
- more than a third have been discriminated against at work.
We also discovered that young women often don’t make a complaint about discrimination or sexual harassment at work. They are more likely to resign.
My work rights website
To coincide with International Women's Day 2016, we relaunched the My work rights website and made it relevant to all – not just young – women in the workplace.
The My work rights website helps people identify discriminatory behaviour, providing mixed media examples of behaviour that is against the law, plus links to more information and resources.
And if you are experiencing discrimination or sexual harassment yourself, or if you have witnessed it in your workplace, My work rights has some suggestions about what you can do next.
Browse our library
Many of the reports and submissions in our publications and resources tackle issues of discrimination, harassment and human rights. We’ll guide you through the law in Victoria and how it affects you at work.
Contact the Commission
You can also fill in our online complaint form or send us a letter.
Contacting us doesn’t mean that you have to lodge a complaint. We can work through some of the options and help you to decide what to do next.