Full Masterclass Programme

THE LEGAL STUFF - WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

  • Sexual harassment including Cyber-sexual harassment
  • Confidentiality and duty of care
  • Sexual harassment (discrimination and bullying) and Vicarious Liability
  • Other types of liability
  • Reasonable steps – going beyond a ‘tick-box’ approach

DEVELOPING A CULTURE WHERE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CANNOT TAKE PLACE - A FOCUS ON PREVENTION

  • Why don’t targets speak up?
  • Starting a conversation around sexual harassment, as part of your equality, inclusion, and mental health programs
  • The principles for effectively preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace – A risk management perspective
  • Identifying risks and red flags in your organisation
  • Mitigating and controlling key risks
  • Who could be the perpetrators in your organisation?
  • When is a complaint a complaint?

RESPONDING TO POOR BEHAVIOURS - ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

Good practice guidelines for complaint processes
Evaluating the impact of the complainant process on the respondent and complainant
Investigating sexual harassment complaints
  • Choosing an investigator, and deciding whether to outsource
  • Understanding the golden rules for conducting investigations
  • The three R’s: Roles, Rights and Responsibilities
  • Identifying Common issues arising during investigations
  • When the complaint has not been substantiated - What next?
  • When the complaint has been substantiated – What next?
  • Determining fair and appropriate discipline or punitive measures
  • Evaluating restorative mediation as an option – What can this add?

PHEW - NOW THAT IT OVER - WHAT'S NEXT?

  • It’s a team effort
  • Ensuring a safe environment
  • Being resilient and managing the stress of an investigation