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Sexual Harassment and/or Assault in a public, private or employment setting

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Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and/or assault can unfortunately be prevalent in all aspects of society. It can occur at work, in a private or public settings and can take place online.

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Perpetrators of Harassment and Discrimination of a sexual nature can be direct and/or indirect in conduct, with many perpetrators covering-up their actions by gaslighting their victims and making them question whether they over-reacting or misinterpreting the situation.

This is often the case with indirect or subtle discrimination, which can often be systematic and ingrained in an organisation or an institution.

The Sex Discrimination Act prohibits sexual harassment, discrimination, and victimisation of all forms in all aspects of life inclusive of employment, education, the provision of goods and services, and other aspects of public life. What this means is it is unlawful to be discriminated against (directly or indirectly) for reasons relatively connected to your sex or gender or sexual orientation or identity.

If you are treated unfairly or treated less favourably due to your:

  • sex
  • gender
  • gender identity
  • intersex status
  • sexual orientation
  • marital or relationship status (including same sex and de facto couples); and
  • family responsibilities including pregnancy and breastfeeding.

You will generally have a right to claim compensation for discrimination.

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Unfortunately, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assaults are just as prevalent in society. The impact on victims is often devastating and can leave an ever-lasting emotional scar that can take years or decades to come to terms with. No amount of compensation can reverse the damage however it can assist in the healing process, allowing you to secure medical treatment and financial compensation to give you the time you need to move forward and reclaim your life.

The team at Karlos Lawyers understand that seeking compensation for sexual harassment and/or assault can be a daunting journey to embark on. It is however a noble cause that we can support you to take (or that we can guide you through) When you say “it must be taken”, it may offend those who haven’t or don’t feel like they can come forward. It can often be difficult to get to a position where you are ready to take a stand and put a stop to this kind of behaviour. Just know, when you are ready, we’re here to help.

When that time comes, it is essential that you have a team of skilled, empathetic, and relentless lawyers ready to protect your interests and seek justice for you. A team that places emphasis on your well-being and a team that will safeguard your dignity in what can be a traumatic process.

Karlos Lawyers are experts in navigating the complex compensation system in order to obtain compensation for people who have suffered sexual harassment, sexual assaults or sexual discrimination, whether directly or indirectly. We know how to identify (or recognise) sexual harassment, assault, and manipulation. We understand the law and know how to present your case in the most effective and stress-free manner enabling you to secure compensation and begin the healing process.

Sexual Harassment is an ever-evolving concept which takes many forms, however, currently a person is found to have committed sexual harassment if it is found that he or she engages in or participates in:

Unwelcome sexual advances or unwelcome requests for sexual favours or unwelcomed conduct of a sexual nature which a reasonable person would anticipate the possibility that the person would feel offended, humiliated, or intimated.

Conduct of a sexual nature is also further defined to include statements (oral or written) of a sexual nature to a person or in the presence of a person.

If you have been subjected to unwelcomed conduct of a sexual nature and have been offended, humiliated, intimidated or suffered mental or physical injuries as a result of the conduct, we can assist you in taking a stand and securing compensation in the form of:

  • Pain and Suffering damages
  • Special damages such as medical treatment, expenses, and care
  • Aggravated or exemplary damages
  • Pecuniary or Economic damages

You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect; our team of empathetic and experienced litigators will ensure that throughout the claims process you are treated fairly and not subjected to victimisation and further trauma.

We’re here to help

At Karlos Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide real world advice. We back you in your time of need. Contact us today, tell us a little bit about your situation and let our team of experts guide you on where to from here.

No Win, No Fee!

(May not be applicable to all dispute and may be subject to terms and conditions)

Not only do we back ourselves; we back you. You have suffered enough, and we know now is not the time to be worried about legal fees. That is why we offer many of our services on a No Win, No Fee basis. It costs you nothing to know where you stand. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact Karlos Lawyers today!

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