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Respect@Work: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Aged Care and Home Care Sectors

About the Webinar

Significant changes to the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act, which came into effect on December 12, 2023, place new responsibilities on employers to take positive action to prevent harassment in the workplace.

Join us for a crucial webinar specifically for employers in the aged care and home care sectors to help them to comply with this new duty. Failure to comply can result in penalties and enforcement action.

In this webinar, our expert panel will explore the employer’s positive duty to prevent sexual and sex-based harassment, hostile environment, and victimisation, focusing on the unique challenges and considerations within the aged care and home care sectors.

Here's what you can expect to learn:

  • Legal Changes and Obligations: Learn about the specific amendments to the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act, what constitutes unlawful conduct, and the obligations employers must adhere to.
  • Enforcement by the Australian Human Rights Commission: Explore the expanded powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission in enforcing these obligations, with a spotlight on the December 12, 2023 commencement date.
  • Employer Responsibilities: Gain insights into your obligations as an employer and practical steps to implement policies and practices that prevent and address sexual harassment effectively.
  • Sector-Specific Strategies: Delve into strategies tailored for the aged care and home care sectors. Learn how to foster a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment.
This webinar is a must-attend for employers, HR professionals, and anyone committed to cultivating a workplace free from harassment. Join us to stay informed and take proactive steps toward a more respectful and inclusive workplace culture.
 
Secure your spot now to be part of the conversation on combatting sexual harassment in the workplace.
 
 

When: On Demand

 

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Meet the Presenters

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Svetlana Pzydajew

Principal Consultant, Workplace Relations

Svetlana is Principal Consultant Workplace Relations at Ideagen CompliSpace. She has over 25 years ofexperience in strategic and operational human resource management, workplace health and safety, and design and implementation of policies and change management programs. She has held national people management responsibility positions in the public and private sectors. Svetlana holds a LLB, Masters in Management (MBA), Master of Arts in Journalism, and a Certificate in Governance for not-for-profits.

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Nicole Chen

Principal Consultant, Aged Care

Nicole Chen, Principal Consultant at Ideagen CompliSpace, has a wealth of experience and expertise in the healthcare industry across acute, aged, and community services. She has worked in hands-on clinical roles, leadership positions in quality assurance, operational oversight, senior management, and has actively engaged in research and higher education in the sector. As a speaker, Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and insights from a clinical perspective, as well as her nuanced view of the operational and strategic aspects of healthcare.

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Jessica Gunning

Head of Marketing

Jessica will be moderating the discussion. She's worked for Ideagen CompliSpace since it's inception in a variety of roles, being vital to the growth of Ideagen CompliSpace as a thought leader in the Australian Aged Care Sector. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as she leads the conversation.