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#MeToo and the law

Oct 27
Event Date:
October 27, 2020
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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“That made me really uncomfortable.”
These words, when spoken to an employer, CEO, director or manager can trigger a raft of legal and ethical responsibilities in responding to what may have been harassment at work.

Recently, we have watched as very public allegations of sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace have come to light in various industries, including the legal fraternity, and the creative sector, and some very public criticism levelled at the way in which complaints were handled by those aware of them. But just what are the duties of a manager or employer, once they are aware of an allegation or complaint around harassment at work. How is the employer to balance the complainant’s right to safety at work, alongside the employment and other interests of the alleged offender. Further, what risks are associated with individuals and organisations speaking publically about allegations outside of formal investigations and court processes?

This has been a year for many businesses and organisations to think quickly, but also to plan longer term around stronger governance around risks at work. In this one hour webinar we are joined by two experts in managing these risks and thus creating more positive workplace cultures.

Join Arts Law’s Suzanne Derry as we demystify and navigate the complexities with Holding Redlich partners, Louise Rumble (Workplace Relations and Safety expert) and Susan Goodman (Dispute Resolution and Litigation expert).

 

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