LawInform: Sexual Harassment - Changing workplace culture - online
Everyone in the legal profession should expect to work in an environment that is safe and free from harassment. There has been widespread discussion of the research relating to sexual harassment in the legal profession and the ongoing challenges with this issue. While solicitors are not unique in facing these challenges, there is a shared responsibility to address sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour in legal workplaces.
This workshop identifies inappropriate conduct, the role of bystanders, workplace culture and the reporting and management of complaints. Recorded scenes in the workplace using professional actors are featured to aid learning and understanding of this serious issue, challenging what each of us can do to reduce the harm to individuals, organisations and the profession as a result of sexual harassment.
Anti-harassment training for the legal profession
The College of Law has collaborated with the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) to develop a suite of online learning modules designed to reduce the prevalence of inappropriate behaviour within the legal profession.
The training modules are complimentary for those within the profession; they cover:
- sexual harassment;
- exploring the role of individuals in driving positive change; and
- considering the importance of workplace action.