Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 

10th December 2019 | Central london

The Equality Act states that employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from sexual harassment, and are legally liable if they fail to do so. 

However, in 2018 the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that too many employers lack the necessary safeguards to prevent sexual harassment in their workplace. The statistics back up this finding, with 50% of British women and 20% of men having been sexually harassed at work, yet only 37% of these women, and 21% of men, are reporting it. 

Join us at our ‘Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’ event to gain the skills and insight to stamp out sexual harassment in your organisation.

 

Key Speakers: 

Sian Elliott, Womens Equality Policy Officer, TUC
      

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to implemebnt preventative policies into your workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in sexual harassment
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues

 

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

 

Dates and Locations

Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace | Central London | 10th December 2019

10% early bird discount until 27th September 2019

 Register now 

 

For registration queries please contact:

Annaliza Battiston

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

Agenda

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's opening remarks 

10.00

Establishing clear boundaries: an employers guide to their legal obligations

  • Defining sexual harassment in an employment context
  • Understanding your legal responsibilities as an employer 
  • Updating outdated harassment policies
  • Establishing clear and effective grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • The challenges surrounding the tribunal system and the suggested next steps to increase effectiveness 

11.15

Networking break

11.45

Changing attitudes & cultures: developing an organisation wide response

  • Harnessing communication: ensuring that a zero-tolerance policy is clear to all staff and reinforced at all stages of employment
  • Providing mandatory sexual harassment training and keeping individual staff training up to date throughout their time of employment
  • Empowering victims: ensuring incident reporting can be done anonymously and with confidence
  • Fulfilling your pastoral duties: ensuring your organisation has sufficient aftercare initiatives in place for victims 

Sian Elliott, Women's Policy Office, Trade Union Congress

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Exploring best practice: implementing effective initiatives in your organisation  

  • Writing and communicating an incontrovertible sexual harassment policy
  • Creating support initiatives for victims and ensuring they can be accessed discreetly
  • Managing difficult conversations: taking concerns seriously and responding sensitively 
  • Ensuring that line managers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and training to stamp out sexual harassment
  • Preparing for the future: how to monitor sexual harassment online

15.45

Chair's closing remarks 

16.00

Event end