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The shift in attitude and responses to claims of sexual harassment has been meteoric in recent times, with employers sometimes at risk of taking action without proper consideration or investigation. Following the recent introduction of legislative reform, it has never been more im

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About the Webinar

The shift in attitude and responses to claims of sexual harassment has been meteoric in recent times, with employers sometimes at risk of taking action without proper consideration or investigation. Following the recent introduction of legislative reform, it has never been more important to be across the new landscape. This session provides practical and sound advice for fair handling of complaints of sexual harassment from the outset and achieving the best available outcomes for the organisation, including:

  • Defining and identifying sexual harassment
  • What obligations do employers have to prevent and deal with sexual harassment?
  • Unpacking the new Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 (Cth)
  • New positive obligations on employers – how far does the new duty extend?
  • Thinking beyond policies – from reactive to proactive approaches
  • What are the first steps on receiving a complaint of sexual harassment?
  • Key investigation steps and according fairness
  • Managing the relevant parties during investigation
  • Does the strategy change if the alleged harasser is a senior executive?
  • Implementing crisis and communication strategies to minimise reputational damage
  • Whose decision? Outcomes and fall-out
  • Recent cases and their practical lessons for the future

Presented By

Kara Reynolds
Executive Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills Brisbane, QLD

Kara has 15 years’ experience in employment, industrial relations and safety.

Regarded for her sharp mind and commerciality of advice, Kara works broadly across the EIRS field.

She regularly advises clients in most sectors in relation to WHS incidents, responding to government regulators, CoR and HVNL, contractor management, IR bargaining, management of ill and injured workers, management of bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and inappropriate conduct in the workplace, EIRS considerations in large scale M&A transactions, and strategic employment and IR matters.

Kara regularly undertakes workplace conduct investigations, and runs EIRS matters that proceed to litigation.

Kara’s industry knowledge, particularly in mining and resources, has been shaped by her employment at two Queensland coal mines prior to joining legal private practice.

Kara holds a Bachelor of Law (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in industrial relation and human resource management. Kara is regularly named in Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star in “Employment & WHS Law” and Best Lawyers in “Employee Benefits Law”, “Labour and Employment Law” and “Occupational Health and Safety Law”.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for HR professionals and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law. This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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