Sexual harrasment most likely to end in job loss

The most common workplace consequence of sexual harassment is the loss of the complainants’ job, a study from the University of South Australia has found.

An analysis of the 284 claims made to the nine anti-discrimination commissions across Australia found that 60% of complainants lost their job, either through resignation/constructive dismissal (35%) or dismissal/redundancy (25%), as a consequence of sexual harassment.

Over 70% of complainant’s reported suffering on their health or well being, while 24% also suffered financial hardship as a result.

Read more at University of South Australia