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Workplace sexual harassment training

Sexual harassment in the workplace and the importance of training and good policy is not a new thing. However, since the advent of the ‘#MeToo movement’ and the motivators for it, the business world has taken new interest in managing the risks associated with it. 

Four specific training packages

1. For workers

  • What is sexual harassment?
  • What to do if you feel harassed by someone.
  • What to do if you have witnessed harassment towards others.

2. For supervisors

  • What is sexual harassment?
  • What to do if you witness harassment or an employee raises a complaint with you
  • The risks of not addressing harassment or complaints

3. For employers 'train the trainer'

  • How to conduct your own training in sexual harassment awareness (employees’ or supervisors’ sessions)
  • Provision of relevant training materials

4. For the C-suite and the boardroom

  • From a governance perspective - about managing the risk of sexual harassment claims in your organisation

Five reasons why

  1. Training helps set the standard for conduct in your organisation as part of your values and culture

  1. As a specific legal construct, ‘sexual harassment’ has been against the law in Australia since 1984.

  1. Community standards and the courts’ recognition of them are changing. Apart from the issues highlighted in #MeToo, this was most graphically illustrated locally in the 2014 decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in Richardson v Oracle Australia when, on appeal in a sexual harassment case, the court increased an award of general damages from $18,000 to $100,000.

  1. Employers can be liable for the sins of their workers and other agents. Training can help prevent that.

  1. Reputational risk in claims can be significant.

Our training

Interactive

Delivered live by a real person who can answer questions and guide discussion.

At your place or ours

In the Brisbane and/or Perth CBDs, including, at our venue, with catering supplied. We can also deliver the training remotely in a webinar format.

Charged per session

Not per head. No cap on the number of attendees.

Tailored to your IR and policy environment 

We adapt the training to you rather than take a cookie cutter approach.

For further enquiries, contact Andrew Tobin or Adele Garnett.