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Employment: where to next for sexual harassment in Australian workplaces?

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About this episode

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue which has recently come to the fore thanks to the #MeToo movement and a host of high-profile incidents in the media.

In this episode, host, Peter McNulty, Senior Associate, speaks with Elissa Speight, Employment Partner at Ashurst, about recent developments impacting sexual harassment in Australian workforces, including the response by the Australian Government to the Respect@Work report, undertaken by Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins.

“Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, found the prevalence of sexual harassment in Australia to be endemic and costs the economy $3.5 billion per year, including $2.6 billion in lost productivity.” Elissa Speight, Employment Partner, Ashurst.


Elissa Speight
+61 2 6234 4096
Peter McNulty
Senior Associate
+61 2 6234 4037
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