Shining the Light on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: 2021 and Beyond

As we’ve seen in recent times, no workplace or industry is immune from the scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace. There is an increasing and overwhelming need for businesses to focus on the issue and deeply understand it in order to prevent it from occurring and to effectively manage risk when it inevitably arises.

On 24 June 2021 the Federal Government introduced the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill into Parliament, which forms part of the Government’s response to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Respect@Work report. The Bill seeks to make impactful changes to the Fair Work Act (FW Act), the Sex Discrimination Act (SD Act) and the Australian Human Rights Commission Act.

Join us at one of our Workplace Matters webinars where our team of experts will delve into the proposed changes to employer obligations under the various Acts and explore how those changes may impact businesses more broadly in relation to their existing obligations, including under work health and safety laws.

Each event will cover:

  • Sexual harassment within the legislative framework and in the context of recent decisions
  • Proposed changes coming in the “Respect@Work Bill”
  • How to best equip your business in its response to sexual harassment complaints and incidences
  • How to manage legal and reputational risk
  • Strategies to minimise conflict and maximise the effectiveness of managers handling sexual harassment complaints
  • Workplace Health and Safety and how businesses can move quickly and effectively in managing the risk arising from sexual harassment complaints and incidences

Please register for one of our three webinar sessions below: 

Tuesday 17 August, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Michal Roucek, Partner
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Wednesday 18 August – 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brittany Byrne, Partner
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Thursday 19 August – 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Michal Roucek, Partner
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