|Dear members & colleagues
The Human Rights Commission's fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces has been released and the results aren't good. Almost two in five women and just over one in four men said they have been sexually harassed at work in the past five years.
The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW is preparing a submission for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, and we encourage your input and support in completing this brief survey, and welcome input from and men and women working in the legal sector. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete depending on the level of detail you would like to include in the optional comments fields, and is completely confidential.
Please click here to access the survey and ensure you complete the survey by Thursday 25th October 2018 so we may include your valued input in our submission. Please forward to your colleagues and contacts that may also wish to contribute, and please ensure all your staff have the opportunity to participate. The survey is open to all persons employed in the legal industry.
The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins noted “Unwelcome sexual conduct on this scale in the workplace not only causes distress to workers and colleagues, it impacts workplace productivity and impedes career progression, which has an economic impact on businesses and families.”
We look forward to your support of our submission in addressing this serious issue.
Acting President WLANSW