Sexual Harassment Complaints – Responding and Investigating

Essential guidance, support and training for leaders and managers on good practice when responding to and investigating, complaints and concerns about Sexual Harassment at Work.

The Worker Protection Act 2023 introduces a specific requirement for employers to take positive action to prevent the sexual harassment of employees at work.  Whilst many organisations will have confidential reporting routes, it is probable that the majority of concerns will be raised via line managers.  It is imperative the line manager treats all complaints and concerns seriously and responds in the appropriate manner.  An insensitive or disinterested response presents a very real risk escalation to tribunal for a breach of the Worker Protection Act and/or discrimination.

This one-hour training session complements your inhouse policies and procedures, it highlights the importance of an appropriate response and explains why this and a follow-on investigation are of paramount importance.

Where required we can dovetail content with inhouse policies and procedures on reporting and investigation.

For Whom
This course is suitable for leaders and managers at all levels and in all companies/organisationsIt is delivered live, via video conferencing.

Content

  • The law and latest requirements for employers
  • What constitutes sexual harassment?
  • How to respond if you are notified of actual or suspected sexual harassment
  • Escalating or investigating – making high quality decisions
  • The importance of adhering to company policy and procedures
  • Investigating, recording and evidencing
    • The importance of defensible documents
  • The Disciplinary Process – hints and tips
  • Safeguarding and External Reporting
  • Data Protection, The Press and External Media

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