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Spotlight on sexual harassment and harassment at work

18 February 2020 — 09:30 to 12:30
Employment Law & HR
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its long-awaited guide on sexual harassment and harassment at work this week. The guide was prompted by the #MeToo movement and the studies and research following on from that which, together, made it quite clear that sexual harassment is prevalent in many sectors. The guide doesn’t just focus on sexual harassment; it goes wider than that and covers the other forms of unlawful harassment under the Equality Act.

The guide itself is relatively straightforward and provides a good summary of the headline points, however, there are also a lot of relevant and important details in the 82 page technical guidance that accompanies it! You can avoid wading through it by attending our Spotlight session! The session will help you to navigate the changes that will now be required within your organisation to ensure that the steps contained within the guide are complied with. Almost all organisations, even those which currently comply with best practice, will need to make some changes, whether it be updating policies to reflect the guide, updating employee and manager training or introducing new measures to monitor and tackle harassment.

The agenda for the spotlight is as follows:

• Consideration of the definitions of the different types of harassment under the Equality Act
• Further exploration of the types of behaviours that are likely to satisfy the definition of harassment (including a myth-buster to explore when legitimate jokes and “banter” cross the line into harassment)
• The steps that are contained within the EHRC guide and practical advice on what actions employers should now take
• Strategies for influencing culture with a view to reducing instances of harassment
• How to handle a complaint of harassment

The session will be interactive and will include a range of activities to support your learning.
Date and Time: 
18 February 2020 — 09:30 to 12:30
Venue: 
Law at Work
19 Thistle Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1DF
Price: 
£105.00 per person (exc. VAT)
Client price: 
£105.00 per person (exc. VAT)
Lorna Gemmell
EL & HR Training Manager
Douglas Cameron
Head of Safety Services