This practice guideline, developed by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, is about making sure your organisation meets its legal obligations as an employer, under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.
If you provide services you will also have obligations under the Act.
This guideline provides practical advice on how to prevent sexual harassment, how to address it in your workplace and how to handle complaints appropriately and effectively.
Under section 148 of the Equal Opportunity Act, the Commission may issue practice guidelines on any matter relating to the Act. As required under the Act, the Commission consulted widely to make sure that this guideline is relevant and useful for you and your organisation. Industry bodies, industrial organisations, and employee advocacy organisations assisted the Commission by highlighting the issues and challenges of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Update: We are working on a new edition of our sexual harassment guideline, to be released in early 2020. To receive more information about the new edition, subscribe to our mailing list.