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Responding to allegations of sexual harassment and ensuring compliance to new legislation based on the worker protection (amendment of equality act 2010) bill

Learning outcomes:

From October 2024 the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill will strengthen existing protection for workers against sexual harassment. The new law will place a new duty on employers to take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent sexual harassment. Tribunals will have the power to increase compensation by up to 25% if they find an employer has breached this duty.

Employers will be vicariously liable for the acts of their employees (provided those acts were carried out in the course of employment). Employers in the UK will now have a legal duty to work preventatively — and not retrospectively — to address sexual harassment in the workplace.

The Survivors Trust recognises the significance of managing workplace harassment with a robust yet sensitive approach which ensures all parties involved are listened to. Any adverse findings following the investigation should be dealt with rigorously, with recommendations for change implemented. This requires an all-round approach to maintaining not only the well-being of their employees but also installing a sense of trust and safety within the workplace.

Our sexual harassment training will be an opportunity to build awareness and encourage compliance to prevent sexual harassment in workplaces and develop your staff’s knowledge and understanding of harassment and bullying in the workplace and in particular the impact this can have on people’s lives. It will also encourage them to consider the options and possibilities to change workplace culture and the need for them to demonstrate a positive role model approach for teams to follow.

  • Prevalence of sexual harassment and bullying
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Understanding the impact of sexual harassment
  • Barriers to reporting inappropriate behaviour
  • Effective communication
    • How to sensitively handle disclosures
    • Window of tolerance
  • Workplace culture
    • How to eradicate bystanding behaviour
    • Coaching
  • Signposting to appropriate, specialist support services

To express your interest, please email training@thesurvivorstrust.org for further information and prices.

Organisation

Price

TST Member (my organisation is a member of TST)
£83 (15% discount)
Charity (Must be a registered charity)
£88 (10% discount)
Non-Member & Non-Charity
£98