A Practical Roadmap for Boards Responding to Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is again in the spotlight, following the release of the Federal Government's anticipated legislative reforms in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission's Respect@Work report. Join us for a discussion on legal and board-level considerations for effectively tackling sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Recording available from: Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Expiry Date - Monday, 14 August 2023
Duration - 60

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This event will earn you 5 DPD units

It is now incumbent on organisations to determine their initiatives to support real and substantial change in how sexual harassment is addressed. 

This webinar will cover the board’s role and a 'Framework for Response' by Clayton Utz partner Cilla Robinson, and special counsel Amanda Lyras, covering:

  • the key legal considerations associated with taking a more decisive and transparent approach to preventing sexual harassment in the workplace;
  • the balance between confidentiality and transparency when considering an organisation's response to sexual harassment;
  • the importance of bystander action and effective top down leadership;
  • roadblocks that can arise when allegations of sexual harassment are raised, including dealing with anonymous complaints, and how best to balance procedural fairness with decisive action; and
  • a snapshot of the proposed legislative reforms following the Respect@Work Report;

By the end of the webinar you will be armed with a range of practical measures that will support your role in driving the prevention of, and response to sexual harassment in the workplace and have consideration for legal issues that may arise.

This webinar will discuss the Clayton Utz Report - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.


Presenters

  • Cilla Robinson, Partner, Clayton Utz
  • Amanda Lyras, Partner, Clayton Utz
  • Kate Jenkins GAICD, Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  • Kevin Mccann AO FAICDLIFE, Independent Non-executive Chairman and Director

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