Preventing workplace sexual harassment guide

This guide provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), such as employers, on preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.  


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Sexual harassment is a workplace hazard which is known to cause psychological and physical harm. Managing the risks of sexual harassment should be part of your approach to work health and safety (WHS). 

The guidance supports PCBUs to meet their duties under WHS laws to eliminate and minimise risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes considering the physical work environment, work systems and workplace policies. 

The guidance helps businesses step through when, how and why sexual harassment might happen in the workplace. It outlines practical measures to help prevent sexual harassment and how to respond if it does happen.  

Supporting information

These guides may also be useful in understanding your WHS duties: 

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Identify, assess and control hazards
Mental health
Model WHS Laws
Risk management
Workplace sexual harassment