Sexual harassment

 

Sexual harassment is unlawful. This behaviour is of a sexual or sex-based nature, including verbal or physical actions and any form of written communication. The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission can provide further information and support is available from the Victims Support Agency.

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is unwelcome behaviour of a sexual or sex-based nature, and is unlawful. It includes verbal or physical behaviour, as well as written communication, such as letters, notes, emails, website posts or graffiti. Other forms of sexual harassment are often civilly unlawful under sex discrimination laws (see Discrimination and human rights).

More information is available from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission website (www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au).