How to avoid sexually harassing your colleagues

  • 05/02/2018

The subject of sexual harassment has been in the spotlight recently, with the #MeToo movement gaining huge momentum around the world.

Closer to home, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has asked the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment to begin collating data for sexual harassment complaints in the workplace.

But not everyone guilty of sexual harassment is aware that what they're doing is wrong.

Kiwi comedian Michele A'Court has compiled some helpful guidelines to help people know what's appropriate behaviour in the workplace and what's not. 

While a genuine compliment from one colleague to another is fine, it shouldn't be accompanied by any inappropriate touching or suggestive follow-up remarks.

Asking if a co-worker is single is okay, but intrusive questions about their sex life is not.

If you see someone being harassed, step in and show support by calling out inappropriate behaviour. 

Watch the full segment on The Project above.