Feb 2019 | ACTU pushes for overhaul of workplace harassment complaints process

Date: 28 Feb 2019

Source: SBS

The scourge of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces is being tackled head-on, with more than 100 organisations pushing a new plan to stamp out bad behaviour.

Unions, researchers, peak bodies, health professionals and lawyers are among those to sign up to the initiative.

They're calling on federal and state governments to implement a five-point plan, headlined by calls for an overhaul of the complaints process.

It comes in response to alarming rates of sexual harassment in Australia, particularly for women, with 85 per cent having experienced it.

Australian Council of Trade Unions president Michele O'Neil said the current complaints process was failing people sexually harassed at work.