Respect In The Workplace

Everyone has the right to work in a setting free from sexual harassment. The Respect at Work Amendment Act defines sexual harassment under the Fair Work Act as:
The Australian Human Rights Commission defines sexual harassment as "any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour where a reasonable person would have anticipated the possibility that the person harassed would feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. It has nothing to do with mutual attraction or consensual behaviour".

Workplace sexual harassment inflicts psychological damage and trauma. No one is immune. Both small and large organisations are susceptible. It is a highly critical concern that might involve actions that could possibly constitute a crime, such as sexual assault. It can also trigger significant mental health issues, including suicidality amongst victims.

Enablen supports initiatives that foster respectful workplaces and zero tolerance towards workplace sexual harassment

We believe it is vital for employers to adopt a positive duty to act reasonably and appropriately to promote respect at work, and to end sexual harassment, sexism, and sexual victimisation. This may be achieved through a range of solutions, including training-based interventions, policies and procedures, and risk identification and control mechanisms. Our full range of services can be tailored to develop innovative solutions. Refer to our previous projects for details.

If your organisation is considering innovative initiatives that address the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, we would love to hear from you!

Our Previous Projects

Respect In The Workplace

Recognising and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Recognising and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace About the Sexual Harassment The term ‘sexual harassment’ continues to make rounds across all forms of …