Grantor: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (2010-2012).
Investigators: Prof. Paula McDonald (Queensland University of Technology) & Assoc. Prof. Sara Charlesworth (University of South Australia).
Despite legal prohibition, sexual harassment is a persistent workplace issue with considerable costs for individuals and organisations. Yet there remain significant gaps in knowledge about effective prevention and responses to the problem. This research project draws on a multi-method approach to investigate the various manifestations of sexual harassment across a range of workplaces contexts. It also examines organisational and institutional understandings and responses to workplace sexual harassment and the longer term impacts for individual ‘targets’. Specifically, the project aims to: