We are challenging all New Zealand businesses and organisations to put a Sexual Harassment Policy in place. Create a customised policy for your business right now using our Sexual Harassment Policy Bot.
All you have to do is click on "START" below and answer a few questions. It only takes 1 - 2 minutes.
Free. Please feel free to share our sexual harassment policy bot with as many people as you can to spread the word and help reduce sexual harassment in the workplace in New Zealand.
Any New Zealand business or organisation that employs employees.
Yes, a specialist employment lawyer has reviewed and approved this Sexual Harassment Policy.
We recommend you double check any policy or procedure manual for your business or organisation to make sure you don’t already have a sexual harassment policy in place. Please also read about harassment on Employment New Zealand’s website.
This interview will take you 1 - 2 minutes.
What is sexual harassment?
Other available procedures
Procedures for dealing with criminal conduct
<Optional clause for law firms only> Duty to report to NZLS
Approximately 4-5 pages long.
This interview will generate a document based on the information provided by you. It does not and is not intended to represent legal advice or the practice of law (even if the information you input is based on suggestions or tips provided by us).
Please note that if you want professional assurance that this template and your interpretation of it is appropriate to your particular situation, we recommend that you consult with an employment lawyer or Human Resources professional.
Please note that care should be taken when introducing new employment policies into the workplace, and consultation with employees may be required. You will also need to make sure your sexual harassment policy is consistent with any other policies your business or organisation has in place. Please talk to your HR person or employment lawyer about this. You can read more information about workplace policies at the Employment New Zealand website.
Automio's Head of Customer Success, Olivia Wensley, wrote an opinion piece about the sexual harassment she has experienced working for law firms. Olivia's brave and raw words were inspired by recent reports about Russell McVeagh’s graduate program - and the harassment experienced by some of the interns.
Olivia's article We Need to Talk About Law’s Dirty Little Secret...can be read in full here.
Within hours of publishing it became apparent the article had hit a nerve with many and quickly gained international media attention. Olivia continues to be contacted by numerous people daily in support of her speaking out and wanting to share their own disturbing sexual harassment stories in the legal sector, as well as in many other types of businesses.
Every single business and organisation in NZ can take the first step by making sure they have a Sexual Harassment Policy in place. Please defend the right of every employee to perform their work without being subjected to sexual harassment. Create your policy today.