Once we receive the application and response we decide what to do next. This may be a Member conference and/or a determinative hearing. 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.
After we receive an application to deal with a sexual harassment dispute and the responses from the other people involved, we consider what to do next.
Commonly, the Commission will hold a Member conference as a first step.
If the application does not settle at a Member conference, the next steps will depend on the type of application. If the aggrieved person:
- seeks orders to stop sexual harassment in connection with work, the Commission may hold a determinative conference or hearing
- has asked the Commission to otherwise deal with the dispute and the Commission has issued a certificate, if some or all of the parties agree to consent arbitration, this may be held as a determinative conference or hearing.
Member conferences in sexual harassment disputes
An informal conference led by a Commission Member.
Determinative conferences and hearings in sexual harassment disputes
Understand what to expect at a conference or hearing.
Keeping the sexual harassment dispute case confidential
Understand when you can apply for a confidentiality order.