20.122016
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REPORT: SAPOL SEXUAL HARASSMENT A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM

– By Hayley Boswell – In a new report, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has found sexual harassment and discrimination to be at shockingly high levels in the South Australian Police force (SAPOL). When SAPOL Commissioner Grant Stevens commissioned the EOC to conduct the independent review, most stakeholders would have thought that some key issues…

03.102016
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SIGNIFICANT DAMAGES AWARDED IN WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

– By Hayley Boswell – A woman who was sexually harassed at work has been awarded $130,000– a significantly higher amount than in previous similar cases.  This case is important because courts now appear willing to award higher payouts in line with community expectations. Background The woman, who was based in Sydney, worked for the…

28.072016
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IS THE LAW CATCHING UP WITH POLICE OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE?

– By Hayley Boswell – For too many victims of workplace sexual harassment, the fear of publicity will stop them from making a complaint or taking legal action. Sadly, this may mean that the victim is denied justice and also that the harassing behaviour is allowed to continue. Recently, a former female police officer was temporarily…