sexual harassment.

we can provide legal advice to anyone who has been sexually harassed or assaulted at work or at university.

If you have experienced sexual assault or harassment, getting legal advice as soon as possible so you fully understand your rights can be vital.

We understand that for most people who experience sexual harassment or assault in the workplace or at universtiy the best outcome would be for them to be able to continue in their current position. At Donaldson Law we work with employers and universities to achieve solutions that will keep you in your job or place of study if possible.

By acting early and involving your employer or university to find holistic solutions, that could include an acknowledgment of and apology for the harassment, an assurance that changes are made to prevent further harassment, as well as providing assistance, it is far more likely you will have a positive outcome.

1 in 5 people will have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace in the past 5 years, according to the Australian Human Rights Commission. Whilst the vast majority of people being harassed are women, men harassing other men accounted for almost a quarter (23%) of these statistics.

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. If a reasonable person would anticipate this behaviour might make you feel offended, humiliated or intimidated, it may be sexual harassment.

For more information regarding recognising and responding to Sexual Harassment or Assault, please follow this link to the Australian Human Rights Commission or Respect. Now. Always.

initial consultation.

In order to give you the best legal advice, we need to hear your story. We realise it is important that you feel comfortable sharing your story. We are happy to meet with you at a place and time suitable for you. We can meet face to face, by Skype or telephone. There will be no charge for the initial consultation if you decide not to proceed with a claim.

costs.

At Donaldson Law, we believe in always being upfront about our costs. If after our initial consultation, you decide to proceed with your claim, you will be charged on a speculative basis.

That means you will only be charged our professional fees and any expenses we have incurred on your behalf, if and when your claim is successfully finalised.

We make the following assurances about our fees and expenses:

  • We do not charge you expenses for telephone calls or other administration expenses.
  • We do not charge an uplift or “success” fee on top of our costs.
  • We do not charge interest on any expenses we incur on your behalf during the claim

support services.

We encourage you to talk to and rely on the support of family, friends and professional services.