Law at Work Sexual Harassment

Description

Would you recognise behaviours that constitute sexual harassment in the workplace? Do you understand what is considered the workplace including events, off-site and out-of-hours activities?

This course has been designed to provide compliance training covering organisation and worker responsibilities in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace, including what behaviours are considered inappropriate and the negative impacts that it can have.

Legal content is contextualised for learners via:
  • Real-world scenarios based on case law
  • Character point-of-view insights
  • Interactive decision points
  • Emotional connections to human stories.

This course is created in partnership with award-winning Australian law firm Lander & Rogers.

Business outcomes

Organisations implementing this course can:
  • Reduce the incidence of sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Reduce the risk of being found vicariously liable for a sexual harassment claim made in the workplace
  • Protect organisational brand and reputation from damage related to sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Deliver comprehensive and cost-effective sexual harassment training to a wide range of individuals in the workplace
  • Strengthen employee engagement by implementing best practice compliance with sexual harassment laws.

Topics covered

  • State and territory definitions of sexual harassment
  • Behaviours that can constitute sexual harassment
  • Impact and consequences of sexual harassment
  • Strategies for addressing sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Victimisation
  • What constitutes the workplace
  • Making and resolving complaints
  • Analysis of a range of legal case studies related to sexual harassment in the workplace

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:
  • Define sexual harassment
  • Identify behaviours that may constitute sexual harassment
  • Identify what constitutes victimisation
  • Distinguish that the focus of the law in relation to sexual harassment is how the conduct is perceived, not how it is intended
  • Define the legal definition of a ‘workplace’
  • Demonstrate behaviours that reduce the likelihood of sexual harassment occurring in connection with the workplace
  • Describe the consequences of sexual harassment
  • List the benefits of eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for:
  • Public- and private-sector workers
  • Workers, executives and board members across all industries
  • Workers, executives and board members at all levels of an organisation.

Duration

Approximately 40 minutes

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