Positive Duty to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment - Guidance for Directors

A new positive duty for employers to eliminate workplace sexual harassment and other harmful conduct will commence in December 2023. Are your current governance frameworks and policies fit for purpose? Join us for a discussion on practical guidance to meet your obligations.

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Recording available from: Thursday, 02 November 2023
Expiry Date - Thursday, 14 November 2024
Duration - 60

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This event will earn you 5 DPD units

More than ever before people are recognising the moral, legal and business imperatives of having a safe and respectful workplace. The new positive duty on employers to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate workplace sexual harassment and similar harmful conduct will formally commence in December 2023. Changes to the law also give the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) new inquiry and enforcement powers to ensure organisations are complying with their obligations.

From WHS and risk management to culture and strategy, this webinar will cover the board's governance role in overseeing their organisation fulfil this duty in practice, discussing:

  • Sexual harassment and other harmful conduct in the workplace, such as sex discrimination, hostile work environments and victimisation conduct, and some of the underlying drivers.
  • What the new legal landscape looks like.
  • What it means in practice to take ‘reasonable and proportionate’ measures to prevent these harmful behaviours.
  • The AHRC’s recommended framework for action to prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment, and guiding principles for implementation.

By the end of the session you will be armed with a range of practical measures to assist your organisation meet its positive duty and the expectations of the AHRC for 2023.(Guidelines for Complying with the Positive Duty under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984)

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