Sexual harassment in the workplace causes psychological harm to employees and can seriously affect the reputation of an organisation. It is therefore essential that employers understand and manage the issues associated with workplace sexual harassment or risk being involved in a breach.
Director Kyle Scott and Senior Associate Kate Thomson will discuss significant cases and provide guidance on how you can pinpoint and manage sexual harassment to minimise risk in your workplace.
The webcast will cover:
1. Introduction: the socio-political context, including the Respect@Work Report and the #metoo movement
2. The legal framework, including the new Fair Work Commission anti-sexual harassment jurisdiction, the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and significant cases
3. Practical steps for employers to identify, manage and reduce risk – safety/workers compensation issues, complaints handling, policies and training.