Managing Sexual Harassment

Identify, prevent and deal with sexual harassment in your workplace

When unlawful sexual harassment occurs in connection with a harassed person’s employment, even outside of the work premises, the employer can be held vicariously liable for the conduct.

All businesses have a strict obligation to minimise the risk of sexual harassment and properly respond to any complaints in their workplace.

Fail in your duty of care to your employees and the consequences can be huge.

In an extraordinary sexual harassment case in 2015, an employee was awarded $1.3 million in damages because her employers refused to take appropriate action.

If a sexual harassment claim was made in your organisation, would you know exactly what to do?

Could you prove that have done everything possible to prevent your employees from engaging in unlawful behaviour?

Do you know exactly what constitutes sexual harassment and what you can be held liable for?

Risqué jokes, sexual banter, unwelcome requests for dates, and even swearing have all been identified in case law and legislation as giving rise to unlawful sexual harassment.

Also workplace sexual harassment is very common.

The Australian Human Rights Commission found that 1 in 4 Australian women have been sexually harassed at work.

And reports of sexual harassment are on the rise. There was a 13% increase last year alone.

In Managing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 2018 you will discover everything must know and do about this serious issue.

We explain:

  • What constitutes unlawful sexual harassment
  • How to recognise and defend a claim of vicarious liability
  • How you should respond to a sexual harassment complaint
  • How to investigate a sexual harassment allegation
  • When employers, managers and directors can be found liable
  • How to educate your employees about sexual harassment

This essential guide comes complete with numerous:

Checklists

Know every detail you must check to meet your duty of care and minimise your legal liability.

Tips

We provide helpful, easy-to-understand tips to clarify any potentially grey areas.

Downloads

Download multiple templates, step-by-steps and checklists – all legally compliant and ready to use now.

Examples

Our legal experts have extensive knowledge and experience. Discover what can happen in various situations and how you can respond accordingly.

Case Law

Several cases have made it to court. Find out what employers can learn from the outcomes.

Understand exactly what your legal obligations are and learn how to effectively tackle sexual harassment in your organisation.


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