As at 1 January 2014
KnowledgeITV has worked closely with Gadens Lawyers, a leading commercial law firm, to develop its ‘End Harassment’ training module. Gadens Lawyers has specialist employment and safety law expertise and is recognised by Chambers Global as a leading employment practice.
KnowledgeITV’s relationship with Gadens Lawyers means that organisations that use the ‘End Harassment’ training module can feel satisfied that the product is consistent with anti-discrimination legislation nationally because the training module is designed to comply with the high watermark of compliance nationally. It also means that organisations that use the ‘End Harassment’ training module will have access to leading employment and safety lawyers to answer queries about the legal content of the training module.
Mark Sant, Head of Gadens Lawyers’ national employment and safety practice, says that “the ‘End Harassment’ training module provides organisations with a best practice guide to anti-discrimination legislation. The ‘End Harassment’ module provides a plain English explanation of the obligations and liabilities of individuals, teams and organisations. In my view, this module explains the obligations of team members and managers regarding appropriate workplace behaviour and complaint handling, and does so in an interactive and engaging manner. The ‘End Harassment’ training provides organisations with a fresh new way to help meet their compliance obligations.”
However, training such as the ‘End-Harassment’ training module, is just one component of an effective compliance and risk management strategy to reduce the risk of claims in this area. Other components include the introduction of effective appropriate workplace behaviour policies and complaints procedures, dealing with complaints quickly and effectively and taking appropriate action in response to any substantiated complaints. To this end, KnowledgeITV has developed a template appropriate workplace behaviour policy and complaints procedure to complement its ‘End Harassment’ training.
Organisations should obtain specific legal advice in relation to their individual circumstances and, in particular, whether the ‘End Harassment’ training module is appropriate for their circumstances. Gadens Lawyers can also assist organisations to develop an appropriate compliance and risk management framework to help them meet their obligations.
About Gadens Lawyers
An Australian top-ten legal services provider, Gadens Lawyers is all about creative engagement. We are defined by our innovative, client centric approach to delivering legal services. Gadens Lawyers’ Employment and Safety practice works with leading organisations to help them build and maintain sustainable workplaces, with the necessary workplace flexibility to meet fast changing and competitive market conditions. By leveraging our experience, we help clients anticipate, manage and resolve workplace issues.
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