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Settling sexual harassment complaints - what benefits does ADR offer?

Allen, Dominique 2013, Settling sexual harassment complaints - what benefits does ADR offer?, Australasian dispute resolution journal, vol. 24, pp. 169-177.

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Title Settling sexual harassment complaints - what benefits does ADR offer?
Author(s) Allen, Dominique
Journal name Australasian dispute resolution journal
Volume number 24
Start page 169
End page 177
Total pages 9
Publisher Lawbook Co
Place of publication Rozelle, N. S. W.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1441-7847
Keyword(s) alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
tribunal hearing
Summary Sexual harassment complaints are predominantly resolved through confidential alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes rather than a tribunal hearing, so very little is known about the type of complaints which are made or how they are being resolved. This secrecy has created problems for the law’s development and its effectiveness. This article compares settlement agreements negotiated through ADR with tribunal orders, so as to identify whether ADR offers any additional benefits to the process of addressing sexual harassment and to identify changes to the process which would increase the law’s effectiveness while maintaining the benefits of ADR. Very little is known about the type of settlements negotiated in this jurisdiction, so the secondary purpose of the study is to provide information about how sexual harassment is being addressed.
Language eng
Field of Research 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
Socio Economic Objective 940406 Legal Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055699

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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