What causes workplace sexual harassment?
• Australian Human Rights Commission
In order to effectively prevent workplace sexual harassment, we need to understand what causes it.
This factsheet contains information about:
Other forms of discrimination and disadvantage
Workplace settings and factors that increase risk
Workplace sexual harassment is primarily caused by imbalances in power.
Gender inequality is the key power imbalance that drives sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. However, other forms of discrimination and disadvantage also create power imbalances in the workplace.
For more information about what causes workplace sexual harassment, download the factsheet.