Employers

The Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Council of Trade Unions are working together to create safe and equal workplaces in Australia.

Sexual harassment can have a serious and damaging effect on a workplace. It can result in productivity losses, reputational damage, increases in sick and stress leave, more workplace health complaints and requests for compensation, higher levels of team conflict, and decreases in staff retention.

Our Know Where the Line Is strategy has been developed to support employers to take action on workplace sexual harassment because preventing sexual harassment is good for business.

Screenshot from Know Where The Line Is Employer Video

 

For an audio described version of the video click here.

Preventing & Responding to Workplace Sexual Harassment

The Commission has developed a range of resources to inform Australian employers of their legal obligations around preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.

 A resource for small, medium and large employers Click here to download Ending workplace sexual harassment : A resource for small, medium and large employers

This resource aims to assist small, medium and large employers to understand and meet their legal obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act. It also provides practical guidance on how employers can prevent sexual harassment and how to respond effectively when it occurs.  In addition, the resource discusses recent legal developments concerning workplace sexual harassment and canvasses some of the new and innovative approaches to addressing sexual harassment in the workplace, including enlisting the help of bystanders.  

Click here to learn more about sexual harassment in the workplace.

Workplace Posters

A range of posters have been developed for use by employers in raising awareness in their workplace about where the line is when it comes to sexual harassment. These posters have been designed as a suite or employers can choose to use the most relevant for their workplace. 

Download the full suite of A3 Sized Posters here.

To download individual posters, click on the below thumbnails

  • How Was Your Weekend? Did You Get Any?
  • Texting. Sexting
  • How Are You Today - Sexy?
  • Looking. Leering
  • Greet. Grope
  • She's Great With Her Hands. If You Know What I Mean
  • What Time Do You Get Off? Can I Watch?
  • That Dress Was Made For You. And Your 36DD's

Sexual Harassment. Know Where the Line Is.

The Know Where the Line Is video has been developed for use with employees in training or professional development to raise awareness about the issue of sexual harassment and the importance of taking bystander action.

For an audio described version of the video click here.

Other Resources

To download all the Know Where the Line Is resources, click here.

See. Talk. Support.  

We’re calling on you to see, talk and support when it comes to sexual harassment at work.

 

Information and advice from the Australian Human Rights Commission

If you would like more information about federal anti-discrimination law, including the sexual harassment provisions in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), or the Commission’s investigation and conciliation process, you can contact the Commission’s National Information Service by telephone on 1300 656 419 or online by emailing infoservice@humanrights.gov.au or visiting our website at http://www.humanrights.gov.au/complaints-information