Personal Relationships and the Workplace - Too close for comfort?

In the wake of the Amber Harrison/Channel 7 case, the AFL senior male/junior female relationships case, Harvey Weinstein, and #metoo, sensitivity to the issues arising from sexual or other interpersonal relationships between staff, and their ramifications in workplaces, is extreme.

Most organisations will have sexual harassment policies and the like in place.  But in light of the current focus on these issues, what should you do to avoid issues arising?

In this interactive workshop, employment law expert Stephen Booth will address issues such as:

  • essential policy content
  • managing to the policy
  • dealing with issues: grievances, complaints, scuttlebutt
  • what is personal and private, and what isn’t?
  • morality and values
  • public relationships v secret relationships
  • relationships between superiors and subordinates
  • timeliness, transparency, fairness
  • being alert to how things look - is it the junior person who “moves on”? and is that defensible?

We will look more closely at some of the cases which have attracted media and legal attention, and also some situations arising which cast light on how to handle, and how not to handle, these issues.

Who should attend?

HR teams and those responsible for policies in the workplace.

Places will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment!