The Respect@Work website was developed in response to recommendation 48 of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.
to support all workplaces to address sexual harassment, the Workplace Sexual Harassment Council will lead a new collaboration by unions, employers and employer associations called Respect@Work, which will deliver information, education and resources for workers and employers through an online platform.
The Respect@Work website is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Respect@Work Council.
The Respect@Work Council brings together leaders from key government regulators and policy makers responsible for sexual harassment policies and complaints to improve coordination, consistency and clarity across existing legal and regulatory frameworks.
The Respect@Work Council consists of the following core members:
- Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
- General Manager, Fair Work Commission
- Fair Work Ombudsman
- Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia
- Chair, Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities
- Chair, Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities
- Chair, Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities
- Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
- Deputy Secretary, Integrity and International Group, Attorney-General's Department.
Associate members of the Respect@Work Council include groups that represent employers and workers who provide expertise and advice on specific issues or areas of work relating to sexual harassment.
To find out more about the Respect@Work Council visit the Attorney-General's Department website.