Unis keep sex harassment case outcomes confidential

Just four universities are making it possible for staff to confidentially report their experience to the workplace sexual harassment inquiry

The Human Rights Commission is still accepting submissions for its inquiry into workplace sexual harassment and is urging employers to issue limited waivers of non-disclosure in agreements that settled settled workplace claims. This would allow individuals to make confidential submissions to the inquiry.  To date four universities have done so, ANU, Federation U, Macquarie U and Uni Newcastle.

“We believe that the universities which have allowed this (albeit limited) waiver should receive a public pat on the back for setting a great example in the sector. … In light of the current social climate, and in the wake of the (Unis Australia’s) Respect.Now.Always campaign, withholding this waiver seems hypocritical at best,” learned readers tell CMM.


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