Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Your Responsibilities as an Employer in Australia

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    With various high-profile incidents unfolding in the media, eradicating sexual harassment in the workplace in Australia is firmly on the national agenda and is becoming a key election issue.

    Why Should I Attend?

    In the current climate where one in three Australian employees* report that they have encountered sexual harassment at work, and with courts awarding increasing damages (including aggravated damages), it is more important than ever before that employers understand:

    • Their obligations to employees
    • What steps they can take to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
    • How to equip their employees with the tools and strategies to identify and address inappropriate conduct
    • How to address concerns and complaints with due process

    * One in three employees surveyed by the Australian Human Rights Commission in its 2018 Sexual Harassment Survey

    Overview

    In this webinar, we will provide a refresher on the legal framework as it relates to sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace, and your responsibilities as an employer.

    What Will You Take Away From the Session?

    Whether you are new to managing these types of issues, or are just attending as a refresher, you will take away an understanding or renewed understanding of:

    • What is workplace sexual harassment and misconduct?
    • What is considered the “workplace”?
    • Vicarious liability – can a company be held responsible for an employee’s conduct?
    • Personal liability for an individual’s actions
    • The responsibilities on bystanders (or “up-standers”)
    • The interaction between workplace misconduct and criminal conduct
    • Prevention rather than cure – tips for educating your workforce
    • Recent case studies

    Who Should Attend?

    This seminar is suitable for HR personnel, in-house legal counsel and any senior manager or business owner who is responsible for people management.

    If you would like to attend, or have colleagues who would, please register any interested parties using the "Register" button above.