Sexual harassment is against the law and is any unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature that makes you feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. Sexual harassment can be physical, verbal or written.
Sexual harassment could be:
Sexual harassment is against the law in certain public places, including:
You are entitled to a safe working environment and your employer has a duty to provide this to you. This includes ensuring your working environment is free of sexual harassment.
If you are unsure if you have experienced sexual harassment or if you need more information, you can contact our enquiry service.
If you feel you have been sexually harassed, you can try speaking to the person or organisation directly to express how you feel if you are comfortable to do so. If this isn’t appropriate, you can contact us to make a complaint.
If you are treated unfairly because you have made a complaint or because you have provided evidence or information about a complaint, this is known as victimisation and is also against the law.
If you have experienced a serious incident of sexual harassment or assault, we recommend that you report this to the NSW Police.
Contact our enquiry service.