Anti Harassment Policy

Anti-Harassment Policy

This anti-harassment policy:

  • Can provide you with an overarching statement designed to prevent harassment from occurring in your workplace.
  • Can formerly state that your organization will take disciplinary action against anyone who engages in any form of harassment.
  • Can be used in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
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What is Harassment?

Harassment includes any unwelcome behaviour that offends, humiliates or intimidates a person. A person is subjected to ‘workplace harassment’ if the person is exposed to repeated behaviour by a person, including the person’s employer or a co-worker or group of co-workers of the person, that:

Harassment Policy

  • Is unwelcome and unsolicited.
  • The person considers it to be sexual harassment, offensive, intimidating, humiliating or threatening behaviour.
  • A reasonable person would consider it to be offensive, humiliating, intimidating or threatening.

The following ‘examples’ of discrimination and harassment are intended to be guidelines only and are not exclusive when determining if there has been a violation.

Verbal harassment may include any comments that are offensive or unwelcome regarding a person’s national origin, race, colour, religion, gender, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, body, disability or appearance, including offensive nicknames, slurs and negative stereotyping.

Non-verbal harassment may include the distribution, display or discussion of any written or graphic material that ridicules, denigrates, insults, belittles or shows hostility, aversion or disrespect toward an individual or group because of national origin, race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, appearance, disability, sexual identity, marital status or other protected status.

What is an Anti-Harassment Policy

An anti-harassment policy is a set of rules designed to prevent harassment from occurring in the workplace. This type of policy typically includes a definition of harassment, procedures for reporting harassment, and consequences for violating the policy.

An anti-harassment policy can help prevent and deal with harassment in the workplace. When defining harassment, it is important to include both verbal and physical conduct forms of harassment.

How to Write an Anti-Harassment Policy

When developing an anti-harassment policy is important to focus on overall company objectives and applicable regulatory requirements to achieve a safe workplace.

These objectives should encompass the following aspects, as applicable:

  • That unwelcome conduct and harassing conduct will not be tolerated.
  • That harassment complaints will be dealt with quickly and appropriately.
  • That job performance should not be affected by harassment.
  • That all personnel (either full-time or part-time) will report harassment as soon as possible after it occurs.
  • That there will be no unwanted comments or unwanted actions of a sexual nature.
  • That no harassment will be tolerated either by an individual or a group of people concerning sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, religion or any other aspect that may constitute harassment.
  • Acts that contradict decent work performance or that create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment will not be tolerated.
  • That human resources will be available for support and to act on concerns.
  • Harassment investigations will be conducted to act on all complaints.
  • Persons in breach of the policy will be subject to disciplinary action and corrective action.
  • Persons in breach of an anti-harassment policy should be advised they could be in violation of the law, including any breaches with any state or federal laws or the human rights commission.

Note: Legitimate and reasonable management actions and business processes, such as actions taken to transfer, demote, discipline, redeploy, retrench or dismiss a worker should not be considered workplace harassment breaches, provided these actions are conducted reasonably and within the scope of health and safety and equal opportunity regulations.

External and Government Support Services

There are several Government support services available that can increase support, assistance and protection capabilities Some of the resources available include:

Organisation Website Contact Details
Mission Australia 1800 88 88 68
Australian Women Against Violence 1800 937 638
Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
1800RESPECT 1800 737 372
White Ribbon Australia (08) 6370 0600
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (02) 6244 1000
Lifeline 13 11 14
Department of Health and Human Rights Commission Services 1300 650 172
Safe Steps 1800 015 188
Reach Out Refer to website
Orange Door Refer to website
Domestic Violence Resource Centre (03) 8346 5200
Aboriginal Women’s Service (03) 9403 9400
InTouch 1800 755 988
Djirra 1800 105 303
No to Violence 1300 766 491
Beacon Visit website
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
RUOK Refer to website
Standby Refer to website
Suicide Call Back 1300 659 467
SuperFriend Refer to website
Workplace Equality and Respect Refer to website


Why Choose to Buy this Anti-Harassment Policy

  • This 1-page anti-harassment policy can provide you with the overarching framework declaring that no form of harassment will be tolerated at your workplace and disciplinary action will be taken against anyone who engages in any form of harassment.

After purchasing this anti-harassment policy you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own ant-harassment policy.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the policy.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Anti-Harassment Policy

  • This anti-harassment policy is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
  • The policy will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.

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