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Government responds to work sex harassment | The Canberra Times



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Employers could be forced to take more proactive action on workplace sexual harassment under reforms to shift the burden away from victims. The Morrison government’s long-awaited response to Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins’ Respect at Work report is imminent. It made 55 recommendations aimed at removing the burden from victims of workplace harassment and creating a new model putting the onus on employers to stamp out bad behaviour. Women’s Safety Minister Anne Ruston signalled the issue would be included in the government’s response to the report. “We do need to be very focused on making sure there’s no wrong door and that people are able to get access to the kind of supports that they need,” she told the…

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