Safety and Wellbeing Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is an unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome request for sexual favours or other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated, and where that reaction is reasonable in the circumstances.
Sexual harassment is unlawful when it falls within the relevant statutory definition under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) and/or the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth). Indecent exposure and stalking are criminal behaviours.
Examples of sexual harassment include:
Sexual harassment is not interaction, flirtation or friendship which is mutual or consensual.
Anyone can report incidents of sexual harassment to JCU.
Support is available to guide you through this process. Sexual Misconduct Officers provide a single point of contact at JCU for a person who has been subject to Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault, or to the manager or person supporting that person.
Sexual Misconduct Officers will assist people to access support and/or make a Report or Complaint in line with the JCU Sexual Harassment Procedure (PDF, 182 KB).
For information about additional support services, visit the support services page.
Anyone can report incidents of sexual harassment to the Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland