Sexual Harassment – Compensation

Sexual Harassment – Compensation

If recent rulings are to be considered sexual harassment victims are more than likely to receive damages payouts valued around the six-figure mark.

Most recently, a female manager at software company Oracle won a six-fold increase in her damages award from $18,000 to $130,000. The Federal Court attributed this to “prevailing community standards”.

If employers don’t take seriously the way they approach harassment in the workplace. These figures should serve as a timely warning of what may lie ahead if they fail to put the right training, education and disciplinary procedures in place.

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Michael is a specialist in all things HR. With vast HR experience in the USA and Australia, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and advice to HR Central. When he's not blogging for HR Central you can find him out for dinner in one of Melbourne's newest restaurants.

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