Preventing workplace sexual harassment
If you are a business operating in NSW, you would be aware of your work, health and safety (WHS) duties to keep your workers safe.
But did you know this also includes workplace sexual harassment?
SafeWork NSW is supporting businesses to take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment in their workplace.
Sexual harassment occurs in every industry and at every level, regardless of business size.
Businesses are responsible for health and safety in their workplace – including preventing sexual harassment.
The landmark Respect@Work report by the Australian Human Rights Commission called for an urgent need to raise awareness that sexual harassment is a work health and safety issue, and for a shift from the current reactive to a more proactive model, requiring businesses to take action to prevent sexual harassment before it occurs.
As NSW’s work health and safety regulator, SafeWork NSW will support businesses to take prevention-led approaches to addressing this workplace harm.