In recent years, the concept of Respect@Work has gained prominence, driven by ongoing reforms and discussions led by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Respect@Work Council. This blog post delves into the essence of Respect@Work, shedding light on its broader scope beyond sexual harassment training, and invites you to an upcoming information session that promises valuable insights.

Understanding the Scope of Respect@Work

Respect@Work is a multifaceted initiative aimed at fostering safe, inclusive, and respectful workplaces. While it prominently addresses the issue of sexual harassment, its reach extends far beyond this singular concern. It encompasses a comprehensive workplace relations and safety program, urging employers to fulfil their obligation to create a conducive work environment.

The Role of Respect@Work Council

The Australian Human Rights Commission, in collaboration with the Respect@Work Council, has been at the forefront of formulating guidelines for employers to ensure “best practice” in their workplaces. These guidelines not only emphasise individual and organisational rights but also stress the importance of creating a culture of respect and inclusivity.

Join Our Information Session

We cordially invite you to our upcoming information session, where Nade Petreska from Mills Oakley will provide valuable insights into Respect@Work. This session promises to be enlightening and informative, helping you navigate the intricate web of Respect@Work guidelines.

Defining Respect@Work

During the session, we will define what Respect@Work means in today’s context. It’s more than just a buzzword; it’s a commitment to fostering a workplace culture built on respect, equality, and safety.

A Pragmatic Approach

Navigating the complexities of Respect@Work can be challenging. We will guide you on g how to adopt a pragmatic and legally sound approach to meet the “best practice” standards. Understanding the legal implications is crucial for employers committed to creating a safe and respectful workplace.

Legal Obligations

It’s essential to comprehend the legal obligations that come with Respect@Work. The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 places a positive legal duty on all employers to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, as far as possible. During this information session, we will shed light on how to take “reasonable and proportionate measures” to fulfil these obligations.


In conclusion, Respect@Work is a comprehensive initiative that extends beyond sexual harassment training, focusing on creating safe, inclusive, and respectful workplaces. Our upcoming information session offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Respect@Work guidelines and legal obligations. Join us in this informative session and take a step closer to ensuring your workplace aligns with the principles of Respect@Work.


Who should attend the Respect@Work webinar? 

Anyone interested in fostering a respectful and inclusive workplace environment is encouraged to attend. This includes employers, HR professionals, and employees.

Is there a cost associated with the webinar?

No, the Respect@Work webinar is free of charge. We believe in making this valuable information accessible to all.

How do I register for the information session?

To register, visit our website (Click Here) and follow the registration instructions. It’s a quick and straightforward process.

Will the session be interactive, allowing for questions?

Yes, we encourage active participation. There will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions during the session.

What can I expect to gain from attending the webinar?

By attending the webinar, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Respect@Work, its implications, and practical steps to create a respectful workplace culture.

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