Sexual Harassment

Introducing new training and education materials for judicial officers on the nature, drivers and impacts of workplace sexual harassment

These materials have been developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in response to Recommendation 40 of the Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces (2020) (the Report). The Report emphasised the judiciary’s integral role in ensuring that persons harassed are appropriately supported and have access to appropriate legal remedies and are not re-traumatised by engaging in judicial processes.

In response, the recommendation encourages judicial officers to undertake training and education to enhance their understanding of best practice regarding the adoption of sensitive, trauma-informed and gender-responsive approaches to handling matters involving sexual harassment, as well as in relation to sexual harassment within their workplace. The materials have been developed in collaboration with experts and are informed by the AHRC’s work in sexual harassment and gender equality led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Kate Jenkins.

The NJCA, as the national leader in the delivery of judicial education to all jurisdictions, has agreed to provide a central location for judicial officers to access this package of materials on our learning portal

The NJCA encourages all judicial officers to undertake this important training.

To register please click the link below.