We are proud
Equality and freedom from sexual harassment and discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to all Australians, regardless of their sexual orientation, or gender identity, or because they are intersex.
Sexual Harassment Claims is proud to offer support and assistance to members of the LGBTIQ community who experience sexual harassment and discrimination.
You are not alone
According to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), 83 percent of people who identify as gay or lesbian and 90 percent people who identify as bisexual have experienced sexual harassment over the course of their lifetimes.
This is compared to 70 percent of heterosexual people.
The AHRC also found that 52 percent of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, or queer had experienced workplace sexual harassment in the past five years, compared to 31 percent of heterosexual workers.
A 2017 survey by the AHRC of more than 30,000 students from 39 universities, found that LGBTIQ students experience higher rates of sexual assault and harassment on campus than their straight peers.
The same survey found 44 percent of bisexual students and 38 percent of gay or lesbian students were sexually harassed, while 45 percent of gender diverse respondents reported being assaulted or harassed.
We have a proven track record
We regularly represent members of the LGBTIQ community who have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination in various courts, commissions and tribunals.
Our LGBTIQ-friendly lawyers and advocates have a specialist understanding of issues arising from your identification as LGBTIQ.
We have a proven track record negotiating substantial compensation payouts for our clients.
We will support and advise you of your best options moving forward.
Rest assured, we will keep fighting for you until we have achieved the justice you are looking for.
How we can help
If you choose to make a complaint about sexual harassment or discrimination, we will:
- make every attempt to ensure that you are no longer in a situation where you are exposed to the offensive conduct
- handle all negotiations with your employer, and/or the perpetrator/s involved
- file all formal documents in the Human Rights Commission or Industrial Relations Commission, or any other relevant court or tribunal
- advocate on your behalf in any court ordered conciliation or mediation sessions
- represent you in any formal hearings in relevant courts or commissions
- negotiate substantial compensation payments for you for lost income, medical expenses and for any shock and distress that you may have experienced
LAST UPDATED: March 2022