Sexual harassment is ALWAYS wrong

31-Aug-2018

 


ASMOF attended a Sexual Harassment Roundtable at the NSW Parliament House on 30 August 2018. The Roundtable was organised by Unions NSW and was attended by over 70 representatives from Unions, NSW parliament, Government agencies and NGOs.

The Roundtable was organised to discuss potential reforms to sexual harassment laws in Australia and NSW, with a focus on preventing sexual harassment and providing better avenues for justice. A key question guiding discussion was how can we make it easier for women to come forward and seek justice if they have experienced workplace sexual harassment?

To generate discussion on the issue Unions NSW has developed a discussion paper which looks at potential legislative reforms to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) (ADAct), the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SD Act), the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act), the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act), and whistle-blower laws.

The discussion papers also provides a framework for unions to make submission to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, which we discussed on 29 June. The Commission will be accepting submissions until 31 January 2019.

If you would like to comment on the Unions NSW discussion paper, please email us at asmof@asmof.org.au

Remember it is always against the law for a worker to sexually harass another person in the workplace. If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against, you should contact ASMOF at allocation@asmof.org.au