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Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination: A manager's overview (Online)

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Event description

Ticket sales will end on Wednesday 13 July to allow time for course materials to be posted. 

Date and Duration: The course will be run over one half-day - 
 Thursday 28 July from 9:00am - 1:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom - details sent a week prior to the event

Suited for: HR executives, HR Managers, Business Owners, People and Culture Managers, Directors, HR Business partners and anyone responsible for managing employees or dealing with workplace complaints.

This session is conducted subject to everyone agreeing to the Chatham House Rules which means that participants can use the information in practice in their business but should not identify any organisation, individual or information that can be used to identify them.

Presenter: Dean Tyler, Senior Associate, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)


Course Overview

Managing staff is complex, time consuming and potentially legally explosive if not done correctly. As we see in the media regularly, almost every second person has experienced some form of bullying, harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

Every employer has a duty of care to provide all employees with a safe place to work, without fear of being bullied or harassed. Implementing a zero tolerance within the workplace culture is a key step in doing this. It is important to provide the tools and strategies for those in positions of management or human resources to recognise this behaviour and to be confident in handling it.

This training course will cover best practice operating principles to minimise risk in your workplace with harassment, discrimination and bullying. The course will demonstrate how you can set boundaries in the workplace with clear and precise policies and procedures, and it will work through practical case studies that will give you the confidence to handle any disputes that arise. The course will also look at the Fair Work Commission's new powers to deal with sexual harassment complaints implemented late last year as part of the Federal Government’s response to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Respect@Work Report.

This comprehensive course will cover:

  • The difference between bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Examples and case studies detailing impact on the business
  • Who is liable when things happen and steps you can take to minimise damage to all parties
  • The role of management and how to minimise exposure
  • What to do when a complaint is made
  • Grievance procedures
  • Performance management in this scenario
  • How to deal with difficult situations
  • Respect@Work Report
  • Legislation and case studies that show precedent

Join your peers and upskill on these essential HR skills today. Pay to train your team and minimise this behaviour instead of paying the price later with an unfair dismissal claim.


    8:45 am - Zoom waiting room opens
    9:00 am - Training commences
    1:30 pm - Training concludes

    About the trainer

    Dean Tyler
    Senior Associate
    Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

    Dean has been with ABLA since 2012 where he started in the Workplace Advice Line assisting small and large businesses by giving practical advice on wide a range of workplace matters. With this invaluable experience under his belt, he commenced practising law with ABLA in 2014 giving pragmatic legal advice on:

    • The National Employment Standards;
    • Termination of employment and redundancy;
    • Unfair dismissal;
    • Performance management;
    • Enterprise agreements;
    • Modern award compliance and interpretation;
    • Managing ill and injured workers;
    • Bullying, harassment and discrimination.

    Dean has also worked in-house on a number of extended secondments with large businesses and is actively involved in the administration of Australian Business Industrial (ABI).



    What's included in the price?

    Course training booklet will be sent via post.  Please provide the address when bookingand please provide your home address if working from home and would like it sent there. No soft copies of materials will be provided.

    Who can attend?

    This course is open to all organisations excluding other legal service providers.

    How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

    Contact Catriona Johnston on 02 9466 4340 or

    What's the refund policy?

    Participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled event. However, if participants cancel less than seven (7) business days before the event, no refund will be made. The place can be transferred to another member of the paid organisation. No-shows or cancellations after 7 days will receive the course training material and supporting documents. If there are insufficient participants, we reserve the right to cancel the event and participants will be transferred to another module of equal value or receive a full refund at their election. We will give three business days’ notice of any such cancellation.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    Yes, you will also be required to provide your proof of Identification.

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