Topic: Sexual harassment

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AICD welcomes support for positive duty under Sexual Discrimination Act

The Australian Institute of Company Directors welcomes Labor’s recommitment to implement the remaining Respect@Work Report recommendations, which would include passing laws to introduce a positive du...

Taking the lead

Updated AGM laws and a new positive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment have the AICD’s support, writes Louise Petschler GAICD. AICD’s advocacy area is also changing its name to...

Prevention is paramount

Ahead of her address at the 2022 Australian Governance Summit, Sally Bruce GAICD says it’s a tipping point — that boards must act now to transform the conversations about sexual harassment...

Sexual harassment: Shifting the focus to prevention

Ahead of her address at the 2022 Australian Governance Summit, Sally Bruce GAICD explains why the board has a critical role to play in transforming the conversations we have about sexual harassment in...

Changes to Australia’s sexual harassment laws – what directors need to know

On 2 September 2021, the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 (Amendment Act) passed Parliament. This legislative reform is part of the Government's response to a numb...

Clayton Utz Report - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As part of the AICD’s program of work on the board’s role in effectively addressing workplace sexual harassment, the AICD has commissioned a report by Clayton Utz to provide a practical ro...

AICD Governance Snapshot: The Board’s Role in Responding to Workplace Sexual Harassment – a ‘Compla...

The AICD encourages directors to work with management to develop an organisational framework that prioritises a transparent and ‘complainant centric’ approach in responding to sexual harassment in the...

What the law reveals about our ethics

The law can be seen as a reflection of our ethics, so it’s interesting to look at recent legal developments and consider how they might be shifting the ‘ethical goalposts’. Here, ethics expert and for...

How to address and prevent workplace harassment

The AICD has published A director’s guide to preventing and responding to sexual harassment at work. It covers practical actions directors should be implementing. Here is a summary with a supporting c...

See something, say something

Bystanders who witness harassment in the workplace play an important role in either calling out inappropriate behaviour or enabling it to exist in the first place.
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