Does sexual harassment cover incidents between volunteers, or between volunteers and staff, outside of the organisation’s premises?

Yes, it can. For example when:

  • the conduct occurs near work hours, such as while volunteers and staff are packing up to leave, or walking to their car to go home for the night
  • volunteers are required to travel off site for an event, such as attending a training session, function or sporting match
  • the organisation encourages volunteers to spend time at a particular place or in a certain way, for example, organising after work drinks or an end-of-year get-together at someone’s house.

If you need more information, please contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Enquiry Line: 1300 292 153
Telephone: 1300 891 848
Fax: 1300 891 858
TTY: 1300 289 621

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