Have you heard of what revenge porn is?

Victoria and South Australia have enacted criminal penalties in relation to perpetrators of revenge porn.

Revenge porn is the distribution of sexually explicit images, videos and other materials without consent which is designed to inflict embarrassment and / or worse on the victim. It is illegal to distribute such material.

Revenge porn is becoming prevalent in the workplace. Employers can face damages if employees perpetrate revenge porn. In one case a payment of $30,000 in damages was made to a former employee for significant embarrassment, anxiety and distress suffered.

In Victoria there is a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment for the intentional distribution of revenge porn.

If you know of anyone caught up in revenge porn, whether perpetrator or victim and want to discuss this issue, please do not hesitate to contact Rowan Skinner and Associate Lawyers. We are experienced family lawyers in Melbourne and criminal lawyers for clients mostly in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs.

Source: Joshua Dale, “Revenge Porn and Workplace Implications” Lawyers Weekly, 8 November 2016