Sentrient are proud to release the new preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers online course as its latest online course that forms part of a series of online compliance courses to help supervisors and managers take proactive steps to mitigate against breaches of safety, invasion of privacy, and incidents of bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

Why is the preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers course important?

Supervisors and managers have a duty to act on behalf of their employer to prevent and respond to sexual harassment or suspected sexual harassment in the workplace. This requires supervisors and managers to take proactive steps to mitigate against sexual harassment and victimisation.

What responsibilities do supervisors and managers have when it comes to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace?

Education

Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to understand the law relating to sexual harassment, recognise the drivers and impacts of sexual harassment, and to help others understand how to identify and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Prevention

Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to contribute to the development, implementation and continuous improvement of your employers’ sexual harassment policy, procedures, and/or prevention plan.

Set and maintain standards

Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to set and maintain standards for a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.

Risk management

Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to contribute to a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace culture by considering the factors which may give rise to risks of sexual harassment in your workplace and implementing measures to mitigate against those risks.

Reporting and responding

Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to address incidents of sexual harassment consistently and confidentially, to hold wrongdoers accountable for their conduct, to support the victim-survivor, and to demonstrate to bystanders that your employer has a zero tolerance for behaviour that is sexual harassment or victimisation.

Monitoring and evaluation

Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to participate in the monitoring and evaluation of your employer’s prevention plan for eliminating sexual harassment and victimisation in the workplace.

What does the preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers online course cover?

This online course on preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers will help you to circumvent instances of sexual harassment an includes guidelines for responding to concerns of sexual harassment or suspected sexual harassment in the workplace.

What topics are covered in the preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers online course?

The preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers course will help your supervisors and managers to circumvent instances of sexual harassment and includes guidelines for responding to concerns of sexual harassment or suspected sexual harassment in the workplace.

The topics covered in preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers course are:

  • What is sexual harassment
  • Duty to eliminate sexual harassment
  • Responding to incidents of sexual harassment
  • Investigating a complaint of sexual harassment
  • Contributing to a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace

Why would you deliver the preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers training at your workplace?

Employers will be vicariously liable for sexual harassment carried out by their workers or agents, unless they can show that they have taken reasonable precautions to prevent the conduct from occurring and have responded appropriately to resolve incidents of sexual harassment.

Once your supervisors and managers have completed this online preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers course, your organisation will be able to:

  • Reduce incidents of sexual harassment, victimisation, and misconduct in your workplace.
  • Mitigate the risk of claims for vicarious liability associated with unlawful workplace behaviour carried out by workers or agents.
  • Protect your reputation from the damage caused by incidents of sexual harassment, victimisation, and misconduct in the workplace.
  • Present a vision for all workers to do the right thing.
  • Ensure a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace culture.
  • Gain competitive advantage by becoming an employer of choice.

Like to learn more?

To find out more about the responsibilities of a supervisor and manager when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace please refer to the Sentrient preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers online course from our website.

Other online compliance courses for supervisors and managers

The preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers training is one of a suite of six online compliance courses that deal with the duty that supervisors and managers have to represent their employer and contribute to a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace culture.

To get a free demonstration of the preventing and responding to sexual harassment for supervisors and managers online course please contact us today!