Sexual Harassment Training

The importance of sexual harassment training in the workplace cannot be underestimated. At AWPTI, we understand that creating a safe and respectful work environment is essential to employee well-being and business success. That’s why we offer comprehensive training programs on sexual harassment topics designed to educate, raise awareness, and empower members of your organisation.

Our sexual harassment training programs go beyond compliance with current laws and regulations. We strive to create a comprehensive approach that addresses the legal, psychological and social aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace. We believe the only way to eradicate this problem is by promoting cultural change and fostering a zero-tolerance attitude towards harassment.

Full details of the AWPTI understanding workplace sexual harassment training programs can be found here – https://awpti.com.au/sexual-harassment-training-provider/

On 25 November 2022, the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 was passed into Law. The Act to implements recommendations from the AHRC 2020 Respect@Work report. that will significantly strengthen Australia’s regulatory framework in respect of sex discrimination, and in particular, sexual harassment.

The centrepiece of the Act is the introduction of a positive duty to prevent sex discrimination and sexual harassment.

The Act amends the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) by introducing a new positive duty for all employers to take ‘reasonable and proportionate measures’ to eliminate, as far as possible, unlawful sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sex-based harassment, hostile work environments and victimisation. This duty will coexist with existing duties under work health and safety laws, including the duty of employers to provide a safe working environment for workers, so far as reasonably practicable.

The Australian Human Rights Commission  concluded in the Respect@Work report that a positive duty shifts the burden from individuals making complaints to employers taking proactive and preventative action. As the positive duty is an ongoing duty, it shifts the emphasis from a complaints-based model to one where employers must continuously assess and evaluate whether they are meeting the requirements of the duty.

Under this new duty, it will be imperative that all employers and organisations adopt preventative measures to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, one of the most important preventative measures is training your employees to understand what sexual harassment is and that it is unlawful.

It is vitally important to note that from 1 December 2023, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) can inquire into compliance with the new positive duty. If non-compliance is reasonably suspected, the AHRC can issue a compliance notice and apply to the Federal Court for orders to direct compliance with the notice.

By choosing AWPTI as your sexual harassment training provider, we guarantee a personalised and tailored approach to your company-specific needs. Our highly qualified trainers will deliver interactive, dynamic sessions that engage your employees and equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify, prevent, and address sexual harassment in the workplace. During our training program, we will delve into the different aspects of sexual harassment in detail, from legal definitions to the various behaviours that can be considered harassment. Through case studies, practical exercises, and group discussions, our participants will learn how to recognise the signs of sexual harassment, how to appropriately respond to a harassment situation, and how to support victims.

Sexual harassment training is an ongoing and evolving process. That’s why we recommend conducting periodic updates and providing frequent reminders to employees to reinforce the concepts and principles learned during the initial program. We aim to create lasting change in the organisational culture, where respect and dignity are core values. Our sexual harassment training is a valuable investment for your company, as it helps create a safe work environment, promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. Contact us today and discover how we can help your company combat sexual harassment through our high-quality and professional training!

Details of the AWPTI understanding workplace sexual harassment training programs can be found here – https://awpti.com.au/sexual-harassment-training-provider/

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