It comes in many forms

Work-related gendered violence is a serious occupational health and safety issue.

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Work-related gendered violence comes in many forms

Work-related gendered violence is a serious occupational health and safety issue. It is any behaviour, directed at any person, or that affects a person, because of their sex, gender or sexual orientation, or because they do not adhere to socially prescribed gender roles, that creates a risk to health and safety.

Gendered violence comes in many forms

It’s an employer’s responsibility to protect their workers

Preventing and responding to work-related gendered violence is an employer’s responsibility.

Learn more about your obligations as an employer, tools to support you in preventing and responding to work-related gendered violence, support for health and safety representatives, and where to find more support.

It’s an employer’s responsibility to protect their workers

Where to find immediate help

If you feel unsafe right now or need immediate support (available 24/7):

  • call Victoria Police on 000
  • call Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • call 1800RESPECT (national sexual assault hotline) on 1800 737 732
  • call Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292
  • speak to your local GP

Support services

If you have experienced work-related gendered violence, there are a range of options and support services available.

These services include the following helplines:

Watch the videos

Gendered violence comes in many forms

Work-related gendered violence - Dr. Narelle Beer

What is work-related gendered violence? - Sam Jenkin