Tasmanian unions are calling on the State Government to take action where their Federal counterparts have failed on women's safety at work.
Our Preventing sexual harassment and promoting gender equality in Tasmanian workplaces report sets out four priorities for reform.
- Make the necessary changes to the Work Health and Safety Act (Tas) 2012 to provide for a Regulation on psychological health hazards and additional guidance on sexual harassment;
- Legislate for a Gender Equality Act and Commissioner;
- Fund a Working Women’s Centre within Unions Tasmania to provide targeted advice to vulnerable workers who experience sexual harassment;
- Lobby the Federal Government to make the necessary changes to the Federal Fair Work and Sex Discrimination Acts to put a positive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment.