Diversity Australia’s Respectful Workplace ( Sexual Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination) Program is a valuable tool in helping to make your workplace free of incidents involving sexual harassment and bullying. Despite strong government attention and legislative focus, sexual harassment still remains the most prevalent form of harassment in the workplace.
This Program is suitable for staff at all levels and is relevant for all workplaces, aiming to educate generally about the negative impacts of harassment and also to challenge widely held misconceptions about what sexual harassment is.
Workplace education on the issues and challenges surrounding this complex topic is the most effective method of encouraging compliance with legislation and helping to avoid problems.
For employers an essential skill in the provision of training and awareness around sexual harassment, bullying, culturally appropriate services, gender and cultural awareness entails an understanding of how a person’s culture may inform their values, behaviour, beliefs and basic assumptions against the laws that prohibit these actions.