‘Women have the right to be safe’: Inquiry to examine sexual harassment in workplace

Being a woman in a man’s world is not easy and more so if you are a working woman. There are already a lot of successful women these days who have paved way for other women to prove their abilities. Women nowadays, especially women employees have faced severe difficulties in the professional sphere ranging from chauvinism to sexual harassment, women employees.

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However, these women have proved more than equal to the task and are outperforming their male counterparts regularly. Many employers today are waking up to this reality and catering to the needs of the female workforce.

If you have women employees in your organisation, there are certain things you need to take care of. The most important things to look for are saying no to discrimination and sexual abuse in your workplace.

Remember that employees do not take gender-based discrimination lightly. Biased treatments have a significant impact on their productivity; therefore, as an employer, you have to be careful to steer clear of any gender bias. You need to institute a transparent and merit based reward policy for all your employees. A similar attitude must be adopted while assigning responsibilities as well.

In order to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace, you need to have policies in order to protect your women at work. This is obviously a very sensitive issue and increasingly, women are taking workmates and employers to court over such charges.

Understand what constitutes acceptable behaviour, and anything remotely improper could be interpreted as sexual harassment is important. You as well as every employee of your organisation should look at the policies of some bigger establishments and design yours accordingly, making it as comprehensive as possible.

According to a report published by WA Today, the Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment. Continue reading at: https://www.watoday.com.au/business/workplace/women-have-the-right-to-be-safe-inquiry-to-examine-sexual-harassment-in-workplace-20180619-p4zmgy.html

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