There is an alternative to legal or court action for people who experience sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment can have a serious impact on someone's health and wellbeing, for a significant amount of time. Often people blame themselves or feel responsible for what has happened.
People who are sexually harassed in employment, goods and services, accommodation and education have the option of making a complaint to the Commission to access our dispute resolution service.
There is no mandatory period in which a complaint may be made, although it is preferred that a complaint about sexual harassment is made within twelve months.
What is dispute resolution?
Dispute resolution at the Commission enables a complainant to provide an outline of their allegations in a safe environment. They can freely explain what happened, the damage caused to them and hurt experienced. Complainants can attend the meeting with a support person or advocate.
Providing an opportunity for people to explore ways of resolving the dispute by mutual agreement, dispute resolution is free and timely.
Dispute resolution is designed based on the needs of the parties to ensure no harm occurs to any participant. It does not prevent a person from taking their matter further if it can't be resolved.