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New Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Project

JobWatch is delighted to be the one of the recipients of four-year National Legal Assistance Partnership (NLAP) funding to address frontline sexual harassment and discrimination in workplaces.

May 05, 2022

As an Associate Member of the Respect@Work Council and long-time advocate for the rights of workers, JobWatch is uniquely positioned as a Victorian leader in undertaking legal action to seek justice for victim-survivors of sexual harassment, ensuring that perpetrators are held to account.

JobWatch is currently assisting Tash* a young woman who was sexually assaulted in the workplace by her older male boss. She was offered no support by her employer, no corrective action was taken against her boss, and she was forced to continue to work alongside him in the same room that she was assaulted until she finally resigned. JobWatch is now representing Tash as she seeks her entitlements and employer action to ensure that no other person in her workplace has to go through the same experience.

This NLAP funding will allow JobWatch to significantly expand their already extensive Telephone Information Service and legal representation service to deliver a dedicated frontline response for Victorians experiencing sexual harassment and discrimination in their workplace. With this funding, JobWatch will be able to support many more people just like Tash who weren’t protected and supported in their workplace.

JobWatch encourages all workers with concerns about their rights at work, including those who have experienced workplace sexual harassment, assault or discrimination, to contact our free and confidential Telephone Information Service on 1800 331 617 (Regional VIC, QLD, TAS) or (03) 9662 1933 (Melbourne Metro).

Find out more about the Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Project.

*not her real name

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