To break the abuse you are experiencing
YOU MUST DISCLOSE IT.
It may feel over-whelming, it may seem easier to deny that abuse is happening to you, it may seem easier to try to “brush it off” hoping the abusive behaviour might change…until it happens again. You may be scared of retaliation, or not being believed. You may be afraid if you disclose the abuse it will affect your career and job prospects. It may seem easier to simply leave your job with a good reference and move on.
You have the right to choose this option.
BUT REMEMBER YOU ARE PROTECTED
You are protected by New Zealand law and international law.
Workplace sexual harassment is a crime and is a serious offence.
Your company must act accordingly and take responsibility to protect your basic human rights of being treated with dignity and respect and must keep you safe in your workplace.
Any workplace that fails to keep you safe must be reported, in order to ensure that New Zealand employees are safe in New Zealand workplaces.
It is important now, and it is important for future generations.
CONTACT US OR SEE OUR LIST OF SUPPORT SERVICES
These services are there to help you, they are there to help you disclose the abuse and protect you out of it.The law is there to protect you to disclose the abuse.If abuse is not disclosed nothing will change. Workplace sexual harassment should not happen.
NO ONE WANTS SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN OUR NEW ZEALAND WORKPLACES.