The New Sex Discrimination Bill and Best Practice Management of Workplace Sexual Harassment Complaints
In March 2020 Australia’s sex discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, tabled the Respect@Work report to the Government, outlining the multifaceted response required for Australia to tackle sexual harassment and sex discrimination in the workplace.
The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) was introduced in June 2021 and broadly reflects the Government’s response to the Report, implementing some (but not all) of the Report’s recommendations. The Bill proposes several amendments to discrimination and workplace laws.
In light of these proposed changes, employment law specialists Dianne Banks and Tom Brett will be hosting an interactive webinar on the best practice management of sexual harassment complaints in the current legal, cultural and media landscape and the impact of the proposed changes above.
This video explores how in-house counsel prioritise and allocate resources; and what might be done about potential latent risk areas. Our panelists discuss:
- resource allocation and value of transaction as a measure of legal resource required;
- identifying higher risk business areas, including those where the legal team has little visibility;
- stakeholder communication around risk; and
- relevant case studies.
- Why design thinking? Operational benefits for legal teams looking to innovate, improve performance, do more with less;
- When would you apply design thinking? What kinds of projects, teams, are best suited to a design thinking approach. How do you know if your team/your organisation is ready? What can you do to ‘get ready’; and
- How would you get started and what would you need to know? Tools & techniques, adaptation to team, environment and organisation.