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Workplace sexual harassment damages quadruple but process remains 'prohibitive', analysis reveals

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated March 17 2021 - 11:28pm, first published 1:30pm
Protesters join the March 4 Justice rally against gendered violence held outside Parliament House on Monday. Picture: Karleen Minney.

Damages won from workplace sexual harassment complaints have quadrupled in the past seven years, a new analysis has revealed, but legal experts warn a prohibitive system and structural barriers stop many cases from being pursued that far.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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