Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A New Approach?

01st March 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: WIBFWEB)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $20.00
12:15-1:00pm AEDT


In September, the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 (Cth) received assent. Described by some as a “missed opportunity”, it remains to be seen whether the Act will have any real impact on tackling the enduring high incidence of sexual harassment.
Ultimately, it is becoming increasingly clear that irrespective of the recent legislative amendments, employers should adopt a work health and safety approach to tackling sexual harassment.

In this 45-minute session, hear from Amber Sharp, Partner, McCullough Robertson about the changes, and what your organisation needs to do in response.
In this session, Amber will cover:
- A recap on the Respect@Work report
- Legislative reform: Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (Cth) and Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021 (Cth)
- Sexual harassment as a work health and safety issue
- Responding to complaints and reports.

Pre Work

Take some time to review your organisations current policies and think of any specific questions for our speakers about the latest legislative updates.


The WiBF webinar series provides an opportunity for members to grow their knowledge in topics relevant to the industry and educate around what they can do to ensure best practices around the prevention of workplace sexual harassment


You will learn about the latest legislative reforms and how to manage the risks of sexual harassment as part of your approach to work health and safety.


Amber Sharp has over 20 years’ experience as a workplace relations lawyer.
Amber specialises in workplace advisory and litigious matters. She strategically advises clients in the public and private sector in relation to discrimination, bullying claims and termination disputes.
She is praised by clients for her down to earth, straight talking and solutions-oriented approach. Amber provides technically accurate legal advice, but at the same time is commercially and industrially pragmatic.
Amber is also an accomplished and sought after speaker at industry seminars, and enjoys delivering workplace training.