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Sex Discrimination Commissioner launches series of Respect@Work Webinars

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will lead a series of virtual webinars to explain the key findings and recommendations of Respect@Work, the Australian Human Rights Commission's landmark 18-month national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

The webinars will also be an opportunity to discuss ways to manage the risk of sexual harassment in the online workplace in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Respect@Work, the final report from the National Inquiry, was jointly launched by Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Women, and Kate Jenkins, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, on Friday 6 March 2020. 

Almost two in five women, and just over one in four men, have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace in the last five years. Through 55 recommendations, Respect@Work proposes a new approach for government, employers and the community to better prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Each webinar will focus on the findings and recommendations which are most relevant to particular stakeholders. Webinars will be organised with the following groups of stakeholders:

  • Law reform practitioners (May 4, 2020 - watch it on YouTube)
  • Employment law and regulatory practitioners (May 27, 2020 - watch it on YouTube)
  • Union representatives (June 5, 2020 - register at Eventbrite)
  • Representatives from women’s sector organisations and support services, including working women’s centres, in partnership with Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety
  • Employer associations and large businesses
  • Small business owners
  • Government and non-government policy practitioners
  • Academics
  • International partners
  • A town hall meeting for members of the public.

Invitations to the webinars will be distributed through Commission networks in coming weeks. We will update this website as dates are confirmed. 

For further details or to register your interest in a webinar, please contact SH.Inquiry@humanrights.gov.au

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