Compliance essentials new zealand sexual harassment in the workplace



Would you recognise behaviours that constitute sexual harassment in the workplace? Are you aware that the workplace includes work events, offsite and out-of-hours activities?

This course provides legally compliant training to ensure that workers and organisations meet their obligations under the various Acts that guide organisations in creating a workplace culture that is free from sexual harassment.

Written in consultation with leading law firm Simpson Grierson, the content is presented in a traditional elearning format and features written scenarios to contextualise relevant workplace legislation. 

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • what constitutes sexual harassment and how the law defines it
  • vehicles of sexual harassment (e.g. emails, jokes and social media)
  • costs and consequences of sexual harassment for individuals and businesses
  • making and resolving complaints.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • understand what types of behaviour constitute sexual harassment
  • understand the laws that prevent sexual harassment, and their organisation’s obligations
  • know how sexual harassment affects the individual, fellow workers and their organisation
  • identify where and how to seek help within their organisation and externally.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • minimise the likelihood of sexual harassment in connection with the workplace
  • minimise the risk of being vicariously liable for sexual harassment claims made in the workplace
  • deliver comprehensive and cost-effective sexual harassment training to a wide range of workers
  • foster a fair and equitable workplace culture that doesn’t tolerate sexual harassment.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for:

  • public- and private-sector workers
  • workers, executives and board members at all levels of an organisation.


This course should take about 30 minutes to complete.

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