Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts

Research consistently reveals that sexual harassment occurs in all industries and sectors – including our court system and legal profession. This needs to change.

Everybody has the right to be safe and feel safe at work.

This independent Review, led by Dr Helen Szoke AO, will identify ways to build a culture that prevents sexual harassment, calls it out if it occurs, and create safe environments where people have the confidence to speak up without fear of reprisal. Hear Dr Szoke talk about the Review.

Established by the Victorian Government and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Review covers all Victorian courts and VCAT.

About the Review

About the Review

The Review will identify opportunities to prevent harassment, improve reporting and support for those who experience it.
Individual experiences

Individual experiences

If you have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment at a Victorian court or the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal we provide a safe, confidential way to tell your story.
Organisation submissions

Organisation submissions

The Review is seeking written submissions from organisations on views, experiences and recommendations for change.
The Review will consider measures to prevent sexual harassment, and improve accountability across the state’s courts and VCAT. Submissions are open until 30 October 2020.
We’ve prepared answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts.
We’ve partnered with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to provide a confidential way for individuals to share their experiences with the Review and access help and support. Call the hotline: 1300 395 726.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behaviour. It can be physical, verbal or written and has nothing to do with friendship or flirting.

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Formal complaints of sexual harassment

You can choose to make a complaint about sexual harassment in addition to sharing your experience with this Review by contacting the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC). Options for making a formal complaint will also be provided to callers to the VEOHRC Harassment hotline: 1300 395 726 open 10am–4pm, Mon–Fri.