In a landmark move, Australia has ushered in new sexual harassment laws aimed at creating safer workplaces for everyone. The changes have far-reaching implications, not only for employees but also for employers who are now held to higher standards of accountability.
According to recent reports by SBS News and government body, Respect@Work, the new laws emphasise prevention and intervention strategies, placing a greater onus on employers to foster a workplace free from harassment. Employers are now required to take proactive measures to prevent sexual harassment, respond effectively when incidents occur, and support affected individuals.
In light of these changes, it’s essential for individuals to be aware of their rights and for employers to prioritise creating a safe and respectful environment.
A core value
With these legal changes in mind, Just Better Care has doubled down to build on its positive track record and reputation as an employer committed to employee well-being - not just a legal obligation, but a core value.
Just Better Care recognises the importance of the issue and has robust policies and procedures in place to address sexual harassment in the workplace. By doing so, the company ensures that its team members can perform their duties in an atmosphere that is conducive to their personal and professional growth. This commitment is not just about compliance; it's about creating an environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and empowered.
While our core business is supporting the needs of older Australians and those living with disability, we never forget that this wouldn’t be possible without proactively supporting and caring for all our team members.
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