Sexual harassment remains a significant issue in Australian workplaces across all industries and sectors. An organisational culture that permits, enables or rewards inappropriate conduct, or that does not adequately protect its staff, creates real and significant risk from a legal, safety and reputational perspective.
Traditionally, sexual harassment claims have been managed exclusively by HR, but is it perhaps time to reconsider this approach?
Organisations have a duty to manage risks to psychological health and wellbeing. This duty includes eliminating sexual harassment from the workplace so far as reasonably practicable, and managing the psychological health of both the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator when responding to sexual harassment claims.
In this podcast we discuss how organisations could satisfy this duty through the application of a risk management framework addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
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