Workplace Bullying and Harassment Conference 2023
The wellbeing of your employees matter
Sydney & Online
Bullying and Harassment including sexual despite laws against, remain rife in the Australian workplace and at a level over twice the global average with the highest rates of repeat experiences.
2.5 millionThe scale of workplace bullying is massive with an estimated 2.5 million workers being bullied during their working life - Griffith University Dr Paul McCarthy
1 in 3 workersSexual harassment is extreme: 1 in 3 workers in the last 5 years mainly of women and mainly by men. Only 18% of incidents being reported and for 40% of these incidents, workers saw no change in their workplaces after formal complaints – Australian Human Rights Commission 2022 SR. About 4 Billon annual cost to the Australian Economy.
The Federal Government’s Anti-Discrimination & Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 is a game changer requiring a totally new approach by organisations. No longer is the focus on reacting to complaints, instead the onus has profoundly changed to requiring workplace to act proactively to create an environment in which sexual harassment and discrimination is not tolerated.
Business have been granted a 12-month grace period between assent and commencement to navigate through the mine fields of new obligations to develop new protocols and policies, and to implement staff training programs.
This Thomson Reuter special workshop has been designed to deep dive into the complexities of this new legislative change, looking at the ways employers can safeguard their employees, and themselves from unsafe practices and costly reparations.
Who should attend?
- HR Practitioners
- Risk Managers
- B and C Level Stakeholders
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +61 2 9171 9768.
Date & Location
Sydney / Livestream Online :
Wednesday, 9th August 2023
Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am AEST
Conference: 9.00am - 4.00pm AEST
Face to face:
[ Early bird ] $675 + GST*
[ Full price ] $775 + GST
[ Early bird ] $535 + GST*
[ Full price ] $635 + GST
6 CPD points
* Save $100. Early bird closes 7th July 2023
Welcome Address by the Chair
What are bullying and harassment behaviours
Analysis of Case Law and the Risks and Considerations they reveal
Herbert Smith Freehills
Preventing sexual harassment - adopting a safety oriented approach
Is bullying Kryptonite to psychological safety or is psychological safety Krypton to bullying?
How leaders creating psychological safety allows employees to speak up and prevent bullying
Working Well Together
Beyond the Surface; a deep dive into investigating workplace bullying.
- historical complexities of investigating workplace bullying
- trauma informed approach
- circumstances of bullying behind closed doors
What's next in the sphere?
- Positive duty to prevent...bullying
- Looking at Michelle Tucker's work (Uni SA) on the types of workplaces that have increased incidence of environments
- How do we articulate a complaint that is non-verbal or complaints where they centre around what HASN'T been done.
Hypothetical – Case Situation – working afternoon tea
Hypothetical Case Situation: Dismissal / After-hours conduct / Working from Home
Working Well Together, Worklogic
Close of Conference by Chair