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Silent no more! Shining the spotlight on sexual harassment

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will discuss the Australian Human Rights Commission's groundbreaking report Respect@Work.

25 August 2020 01:00 pm - 25 August 2020 02:00 pm
Free

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office invites you to join us on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 1.00pm when we meet with the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, who will discuss the Australian Human Rights Commission's groundbreaking report Respect@Work, followed by a Q&A facilitated by Frances Anderson, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety.

While much of the focus of the #MeToo movement has been on the private sector, the public sector is no stranger to sexual harassment. From Anita Hill's fight for justice in 1991 regarding sexual harassment claims against US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, to the findings of the 2019 Victorian Auditor-General's Office into Sexual Harassment in the Victorian Public Service, to the High Court of Australia's investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment against former High Court Judge Dyson Heydon.  

#MeToo has become #UsToo.
 
Respect@Work is the product of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian workplaces - the first inquiry of its kind in the world. The results are shocking, revealing that almost two in five women, and over one in four men have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace in the past five years in Australia.  While the Report shines the light on a deeply disturbing reality in Australia, it also shows us a positive and constructive way forward, and ways to change the workplace for the better.

An understanding of this Report is imperative for every workplace in Australia, including our own.
  
Attendees may be eligible to claim 1 CPD Unit in Practice Management and Business Skills.

Reviewed 04 August 2021

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