Women who challenged their employers, and won

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In 2015 a female construction worker from Melbourne, Kate Mathews sued her employers for abuse, bullying and sexual harassment. The Victorian Supreme court heard that colleagues threatened her with rape, showed her pornography, touched her inappropriately, asked about sex acts and more. She reported the abuse to management who laughed it off - Then she took them to court and won $1.36 Million. Her advice to other women? "Don't sit back and take it".

In 2015 a female construction worker from Melbourne, Kate Mathews sued her employers for abuse, bullying and sexual harassment. The Victorian Supreme court heard that colleagues threatened her with rape, showed her pornography, touched her inappropriately, asked about sex acts and more. She reported the abuse to management who laughed it off - Then she took them to court and won $1.36 Million. Her advice to other women? "Don't sit back and take it". Photo: Miquel Llonch / Stocksy

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