SA Workshop | How to meet the new positive duty to prevent workplace sexual discrimination and harassment

Adelaide, South Australia

28 February 2024
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ACDT

Estrin Saul Migration Specialists', Level 8 [Reception], 115 King William Street,
Adelaide, South Australia

1 hrs

Megan Hender

People & Culture
CPD1 - Practice Management and Business Skills
1 - Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment

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Megan Hender, Megan Hender Consulting

In December 2022, the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Commonwealth) was amended to impose new obligations on employers to respond to, and prevent, sexual discrimination in Australian workplaces. The legislation now imposes a positive duty to take action to stop discrimination, and harassment, rather than simply address it when it occurs.  Employers were given a year’s grace to respond to the changes; that year ran out on 12 December 2023.  The Australian Human Rights Commission now has the power to enforce compliance with the Act.  Are you ready? 

This workshop will briefly explain the legislation and the reasons for it – before moving to a discussion of what practical positive steps workplaces can and are taking to both comply with the legislation and keep their employees safe.   It will provide an opportunity for law firms leaders to learn from other industries and share ideas. 

One of the first and most important recommended compliance activities is ‘leadership’ (including ensuring that leaders know about the legislative changes and understand their new obligations).  This session will therefore be particularly relevant to CEOs, Managing Partners, HR Managers, law firm partners, directors and senior staff. 

1 x CPD Point - Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment 

Presented by

Megan Hender
Principal Consultant at Megan Hender Consulting

A lawyer by training, Megan has worked as a solicitor, a university lecturer, a General Manager and a Chief Executive Officer. Since 2002 she has run her own management consulting business, Megan Hender Consulting, working with a wide variety of organisations, in SA and interstate.

Megan is an experienced senior executive and non-executive Director with a strong interest in strategy, governance and professional and enterprise risk. She is a member of, and has regularly presented at, the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She serves on a number of boards and committees including as chairperson.

Megan is also an experienced mentor and an IECL certified organisational coach.

In 2010 Megan was elected as a Councillor at the City of Adelaide, where she served two terms, including 18 months as Deputy Lord Mayor.

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