Two-hour session to help organisations recognise, prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace
The purpose of this training is to help both employees and employers to recognise, prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace. The session explores the prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, what the underlying drivers of this behaviour are and what laws prohibit the behaviour. A primary learning outcome of this training is for organisations to gain an understanding of what they are legally responsible for and what actions they can take to prevent and respond to sexually harassing behaviour in their workplace.
Sexual harassment is prohibited under both State and Federal laws. Employers have an obligation to protect staff from such behaviour. The objectives of this training include:
- Identifying what sexual harassment is and what it looks like;
- Understanding the statistics of Fourth National Survey on Sexual Harassment;
- Identifying underlying drivers of sexual harassment;
- Exploring laws that prohibit sexual harassment;
- Defining who is liable for sexual harassment in the workplace; and
- Reviewing actions to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.
The training is suitable for anyone wanting information about sexual harassment in the workplace but is highly recommended for managers, supervisors, human resources staff, employees involved in handling workplace complaints and employees who have been or will be trained as contact officers or bystanders.
It is recommended that participants read existing organisational policies and complaints procedures relating to sexual harassment prior to the course, and bring copies to refer to in training.
Date: Monday, 19th September – 10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: $110 per person