Harassment consists of offensive, abusive, belittling or threatening behaviour directed at a person or persons because of a particular characteristics of that person or persons

Types of harassment:

  • Sexual harassment (direct or implied)
  • Harassment on grounds of disability
  • Discrimination as harassment

To avoid harrassment in your club we recommend developing a anti harassment policy. The policy should deter harrasment, ensure complaints are dealt with quickly, responsibly and effectively, provides a legal defence against vicarious liability, and it helps maintain a safe and healthy sport environment.


Australian Sports Commission Anti harrasement
Tennis Australia Legal Issues and risk management Page 10 in more detail
Play by the Rules Discrimination


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