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Lessons From The Victoria Police Sexual Harassment Scandal

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Lessons_From_The_Victoria_Police_Sexual_Harassment_Scandal.jpgLast week the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) released a damning report that exposed rampant and systematic sexual harassment and discrimination in the Victorian Police Force.

A confidential survey of 5,000 officers revealed alarming statistics showing that female police officers as well as gay and lesbian employees had experienced widespread harassment and gender inequality. The report stated that many victims felt pressured to remain silent due to fear of personal and professional repercussions.

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