Harassment can be a significant occupational health and safety issue in a workplace, causing distress and illness.
Harassment on certain grounds is illegal. Under Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws (Racial Discrimination Act 1975, Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Age Discrimination Act 2004) employees can make a complaint of harassment to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC).
Further information on workplace harassment can be obtained from HREOC, and from state and territory anti-discrimination bodies.
For a general overview of EEO, visit the Australian Human Rights Commission [opens in new window].
To find out about your own state or territory anti-discrimination or equal employment opportunity body, follow the relevant links below [all open in new window].