Managing Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace can present substantial psychosocial risks, as well as the potential to generate wider consequences for employers, including reduced productivity, low morale, increased absenteeism, and staff turnover.

In addition to training all staff on what is considered as appropriate behaviour, it is also important to upskill your managers in managing and responding to inappropriate behaviour, should it arise.

Upskilled managers will play a key role in modelling appropriate workplace behaviour and ensuring that any instances of inappropriate behaviour are swiftly and appropriately managed in order to avoid these issues escalating.

This training course covers:

  • The legal definitions of unlawful behaviours and how they may manifest in the workplace
  • When an employer has responsibility for inappropriate behaviour ‘outside’ the traditional workplace
  • What to do bullying, harassment or discrimination is identified in the workplace
  • The key responsibilities and opportunities of managers to model appropriate workplace behaviour
  • What disciplinary action is and how to document it
  • The key considerations and risks in workplace investigations
  • Grounds for termination and defining serious misconduct
  • Unfair dismissal and other legal risks.

Training Course Duration

2.5 hours

Learning Outcomes

After this training course participants should be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace
  • Explain the impacts of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace
  • Demonstrate how to manage and respond to inappropriate behaviour while managing legal risk
  • Discuss what serious misconduct is and how to manage it while managing the legal risks
  • Discuss when and why a workplace investigation may be necessary and their obligations
  • Explain when and what disciplinary action may be necessary depending on a range of factors
  • Implement proactive measures in your workplace to prevent inappropriate behaviour.

Training Delivery

This training course is developed and delivered by leading workplace lawyers.

We use handouts, case studies and allow time for questions and problem solving to ensure participants gain practical knowledge.

We do not offer this training course as a public offering. If you would like to enquire about running this training in-house for your organisation of a work team, please fill in the private courses form.

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