How do you deal with a harassment complaint?

For all matters relating to complaints you are advised to contact NZSTA in the first instance.

The obligations of the employer when receiving a complaint of harassment are covered in section 69 of the Human Rights Act 1993. It provides that an employer must take reasonably practicable steps when receiving a complaint in writing from an employee that he or she has been harassed. The employer must look into the circumstances and if satisfied that such a situation occurred take reasonable steps to ensure that the behaviour is not repeated.

Updated: October 2011

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