O’Callaghan v Loder [1983] 3 NSWLR 89 | 30 September 1983

ON 30 SEPTEMBER 1983, the Supreme Court of NSW delivered O’Callaghan v Loder [1983] 3 NSWLR 89; [1984] EOC 92-023; (1983) 5 IR 320.

O’Callaghan was a junior lift attendant who sued the Commissioner for Main Roads for sex discrimination alleging sexual harassment.

O’Callaghan was unsuccessful in proving her allegations.

This was Australia’s first judicial decision on sex discrimination involving sexual harassment. It established the principle that sexual harassment is a form sex discrimination.

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