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Andrew Brooks

‘There are no innocent bystanders’: Train your staff to call out sexual harassment

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Andrew Brooks
Workplace Health & Safety
5 minute Read

With the #MeToo movement now in its fourth year, hundreds of celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and others have been accused of sexual misconduct. 

While this number continues to rise and grab the headlines — including regarding the recent allegations in Canberra — we often forget about the sexual harassment occurring every day in workplaces across Australia.

An Australian Human Rights Commission survey in 2018 found that:

  • two in five women and one in four men had experienced sexual harassment at work in the past five years; and
  • only 17% of those same people made a formal complaint or report.

All business owners in Australia should ask: what can I do to protect my own staff?

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