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Harrisons May Webinar - Prohibition of Sexual Harassment

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Join us for the May instalment of our 2024 Webinar Series – Prohibition of Sexual Harassment


In an era where workplace safety extends beyond the physical to encompass the psychological and emotional well-being of employees, the Australian Government's latest amendments to the Fair Work Act and WHS Act relating to the prohibition of sexual harassment mark a pivotal development. Taking effect from 6 March 2023, these legislative changes underscore a commitment to creating safer, more respectful workplaces across the nation.

Join us for a critical webinar that unpacks the nuances of the new Fair Work Act and WHS Act legislation concerning the prohibition of sexual harassment. This timely discussion is essential for employers and HR professionals offering insights into the expanded protections designed to safeguard workers, future workers, and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).

Why Attend:

  • Comprehensive Overview: Gain a thorough understanding of the amendments to the Fair Work Act and WHS Act, and how they expand protections against sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Historical Context: Delve into the evolution of sexual harassment legislation in Australia, from the inception of the Sex Discrimination Act (SD Act) in 1984 to the groundbreaking Respect@Work Report.
  • Practical Guidance: Learn how to navigate the new legislative framework and what it means for your workplace. Discover the steps you can take to comply with these changes and foster a culture of respect and safety.
  • Expert Insights: Hear from experts on the implications of the new laws and the positive duties they impose on employers to prevent sexual harassment.
  • Actionable Strategies: Equip yourself with actionable strategies to meet your legal duties under the WHS Act, including the implementation of the model Code of Practice on Sexual and Gender-based Harassment.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is crucial for business owners, managers, HR professionals, and legal advisors keen on aligning with the latest requirements and best practices for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Key Takeaways:

  • An in-depth understanding of the new Fair Work Act and WHS Act amendments on sexual harassment.
  • Historical insights into the legislative journey of sexual harassment laws in Australia.
  • Knowledge of the Respect@Work Report's findings and their implications for modern workplaces.
  • Practical advice on complying with the new laws and fostering a culture of respect and safety.
  • Strategies and resources to prevent sexual harassment and protect your workforce.

Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve on workplace safety and compliance. Register now to secure your place in this important seminar and take a step forward in creating a safer, more inclusive work environment for all.

Our Presenter:

Claire Harrison
Claire Harrison is the Founder and Managing Director of Harrison Human Resources, a flourishing HR consulting business that sprouted in 2009 from Claire’s passionate belief that inspiring leaders and superstar employees are the key success factor to any business. With over 20 years’ experience, Claire has worked as a HR Director of multi-national organisations, as a Non-Executive Board Director, and a small business owner. Claire’s corporate career includes working with companies such as BHP, Westpac, Fonterra and Mayne Nickless. Claire’s last corporate position was as the National HR Manager of ABC Learning, which employed 15,000 people and Claire managed a team of 50 people across HR and payroll.

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