Understand the steps you should take to apply. You can apply for the Commission to deal with a sexual harassment dispute using Form F75. Use this information when the conduct started on or after 6 March 2023. If the conduct started before this date, see Sexual harassment commencing before 6 March 2023
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What you need before you start
Have this information ready before you begin.
You will need to tell us:
- your contact details
- your representative's contact details (if you have a representative)
- details of the person(s) you say have sexually harassed you in connection with work (the respondent)
- details of the employer/principal of the respondent(s) (the person who employs or engages them)
- details of your employer/principal (if you are a worker)
- what happened and when
- whether you are worried the sexual harassment will continue
- whether you have reported the behaviour to anyone else
- what you would like to happen.
Apply to us to deal with the sexual harassment dispute
Use Form F75 to apply for the Commission to deal with a sexual harassment dispute. Use the checklist to check if you are eligible to apply.
Remember: we will give a copy of your application form and any documents you send us to the other people in the case. They will see your name, contact details and any personal information (including sensitive information, such as about your health) you choose to send us, unless a Commission Member has decided it should be confidential.
You can send us more details and supporting documents after you have applied, if we need them. If you are not sure whether you should provide any documents to support your claim, don’t include them. We can ask for them later.
If you want to send us information that is confidential, you can apply for confidentiality orders (see Keeping the case confidential for more information). A Commission Member will decide if orders should be made to keep some or all of your information confidential.
After you submit the form
Once we receive your application, a staff member will call you.
We will also send a copy of your application and any documents you sent us to:
- your employer/principal (if any), and
- each respondent who is said to have engaged in sexual harassment, and
- each employer/principal named in the application, and
- any lawyer or paid agent involved in the case.
Where to get legal help
Find out where to find legal help, including free legal advice for eligible people and small businesses from the Commission’s Workplace Advice Service.
What happens next
Next steps will depend on how the applicant is asking the Commission to deal with the sexual harassment dispute.
Find out more about the Commission’s processes for dealing with sexual harassment disputes.
We will let you know what to do next. Make sure you check your phone and email regularly.