Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

If you think you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace and wish to consider your legal options, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner. Our experienced lawyers assist people who have experienced sexual harassment to make claims for redress or compensation.

For employees who have experienced workplace sexual harassment, we provide:

  • advice about compensation for hurt, loss or damage;

  • guidance advice about how to protect your legal interests and career;

  • representation for claims and workplace negotiations arising out of sexual harassment.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances. We offer a free case assessment for issues associated with sexual harassment claims to determine if we can assist in your case.

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A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your employment law issue.

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Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of an employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your employment law issue.

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Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

To book a consultation with one of our employment lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534)

Workplace Sexual Harassment

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual attention. It may occur in any context and does not need to be repeated or ongoing to be against the law. Prohibitions on sexual harassment are found in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). Certain sexual harassment may also constitute a criminal offence, which should be reported directly to the police.

Taking Action Against Sexual Harassment

Taking Action Against Sexual Harassment

As employment lawyers, we see the difficulty people have in taking against against sexual harassment in the workplace. Employees frequently have real concerns that as a result of making a complaint about sexual harassment, victimisation and bullying will follow. We can help to protect you from adverse action being taken and advance the action you choose to take against perpetrators and enablers.

Sexual Harassment: Criminal Offences

Sexual Harassment: Criminal Offences

Sexual harassment is against the law and may give rise to criminal offences. For people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to understand that it is not just civil remedies or compensation that may be claimed. In situations where a criminal offence is concerned, justice may only be fully realised through an investigation by law enforcement agencies.

Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims

Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims

Anderson Fredericks Turner provides advice and representation for individuals facing sexual harassment claims and issues. In some cases, it is possible for a claim to be settled through confidential conciliation processes. Some people who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace prefer to seek a resolution rather than an outcome achieved only through contested litigation.

Vicarious Liability for Employers

Vicarious Liability of Employers

Vicarious liability refers to the the notion that one person can be responsible for the acts or omissions of another person. Employers can be held vicariously liability for the wrongdoings of their employees in certain situations. Policies and procedures can play a real role in minimising the risk that an employer will be found vicariously liable for the wrongful actions of an employee.

Workplace Investigations

In making a claim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is possible that the business or organisation will undertake a workplace investigation in order to make findings, particularly where the allegations are disputed. Before an employer can take disciplinary action, it must first ensure it affords all people involved procedural fairness. Failure to do so can expose employers to successful action being taken against them.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual attention. It may occur in any context and does not need to be repeated or ongoing to be against the law. Prohibitions on sexual harassment are found in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). Certain sexual harassment may also constitute a criminal offence, which should be reported directly to the police.

Call Our Lawyers
Taking Action Against Sexual Harassment

As employment lawyers, we see the difficulty people have in taking against against sexual harassment in the workplace. Employees frequently have real concerns that as a result of making a complaint about sexual harassment, victimisation and bullying will follow. We can help to protect you from adverse action being taken and advance the action you choose to take against perpetrators and enablers.

Call Our Lawyers
Sexual Harassment: Criminal Offences

Sexual harassment is against the law and may give rise to criminal offences. For people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to understand that it is not just civil remedies or compensation that may be claimed. In situations where a criminal offence is concerned, justice may only be fully realised through an investigation by law enforcement agencies.

Call Our Lawyers
Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims

Anderson Fredericks Turner provides advice and representation for individuals facing sexual harassment claims and issues. In some cases, it is possible for a claim to be settled through confidential conciliation processes. Some people who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace prefer to seek a resolution rather than an outcome achieved only through contested litigation.

Call Our Lawyers
Vicarious Liability of Employers

Vicarious liability refers to the the notion that one person can be responsible for the acts or omissions of another person. Employers can be held vicariously liability for the wrongdoings of their employees in certain situations. Policies and procedures can play a real role in minimising the risk that an employer will be found vicariously liable for the wrongful actions of an employee.

Call Our Lawyers
Workplace Investigations

In making a claim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is possible that the business or organisation will undertake a workplace investigation in order to make findings, particularly where the allegations are disputed. Before an employer can take disciplinary action, it must first ensure it affords all people involved procedural fairness. Failure to do so can expose employers to successful action being taken against them.

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