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Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Project

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Project

Sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace is a growing problem.

Calls to JobWatch’s free and confidential Telephone Information Service relating to workplace sexual harassment and assault increased by 43 per cent in 2021 compared to 2020, or 83 per cent compared to 2016. There was a similar growth in calls relating to discrimination.

To address this growing demand, JobWatch runs the Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Project, providing legal advice and representation to eligible Victorian workers. Through this Project, we are able to support clients with Stop Sexual Harassment Orders, sexual harassment claims, discrimination claims in either federal or state jurisdictions, and other relevant employment law matters such as unfair dismissals or General Protections Disputes.

Referrals to the Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Project is an internal process through our Telephone Information Service (TIS). We recommend that all Victorian workers contact the TIS for legal information in the first instance.

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