Fair Work Commission update – Orders to stop sexual harassment at work 

15 Nov 2021


sexual harassment

 

From 11 November 2021, the Fair Work Commission can receive applications for orders to stop sexual harassment at work. 
  
The Fair Work Commission’s stop bullying jurisdiction under the Fair Work Act 2009 has been expanded by the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 so that the Commission can now receive applications for orders to stop bullying, to stop sexual harassment, or to stop both bullying and sexual harassment at work. 
  
The Commission’s website provides guidance on what sexual harassment at work is, who can apply, the process, how to respond to an application and information about discrimination, general protections and work health and safety. 
  
A new Orders to Stop Sexual Harassment Benchbook has also been published. Click here. 
  
If you are presented with an order to stop sexual harassment at work, we urge you to contact our Workplace Relations Team on (07) 3872 2222 or workplacerelations@amaq.com.au for guidance. 

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Published: 15 Nov 2021