Sexual harassment often goes unreported, as victims may be unsure of what is considered ‘workplace sexual harassment’ and what to do when they experience it.
Employers, co-workers and advice-givers, who may be family or friends, may be unsure of what they should do.
Workplaces should include guides and policies on how to deal with incidents and reports of sexual harassment, as well as how to prevent sexual harassment from happening in the first place.
What is sexual harassment
The Employment Relations Act 2000 defines sexual harassment as direct or indirect requests for sexual activity that suggests preferential or harmful treatment in the workplace.
Steps for workers to address sexual harassment
Guidance for workers who think they have been sexually harassed.
Steps for workers who have been accused of sexual harassment
Guidance for workers who have been accused of sexual harassment.
Steps for employers to address sexual harassment
Guidance for employers in addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
Further steps in sexual harassment complaints
Guidance for employees and employers in dealing with sexual harassment.