Sexual harassment in the workplace for managers and executives

Description

How would you respond to an allegation of sexual harassment in your organisation?

This course will provide managers and executives with the legally compliant training needed to respond appropriately to allegations of sexual harassment and mitigate the risk of legal action being taken against them or their organisation.

This course complements general workplace sexual harassment training, building on definitions and legislative context that would typically be covered in such training.

The course uses a range of likely workplace scenarios and interactive decision points to demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviour.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • reduce incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace
  • better defend any claims relating to sexual harassment in the workplace
  • protect its brand and reputation from damage related to sexual harassment in the workplace
  • have access to cost-effective training for all employees.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • what sexual harassment is
  • the legislative framework around sexual harassment
  • vicarious liability
  • out of work conduct
  • risk mitigation
  • responding to allegations of sexual harassment.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • define sexual harassment
  • recognise the extent of the legal definition of ‘the workplace’
  • identify specific management responsibilities and liabilities around sexual harassment
  • outline the reasonable steps to take to mitigate the risk of adverse legal action
  • outline key steps to take when handling allegations of sexual harassment.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for:

  • public and private sector organisations
  • executives and board members
  • any worker with a managerial responsibility.

Duration

Approximately 15 minutes.

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