Sexual harassment policies, procedures and investigations – a guide for employers
17 March 2021
Unfortunately, workplace sexual harassment is again in the spotlight. As a result, many employers may be wondering whether their sexual harassment policies, systems and procedures are up to standard.
Employers that do not maintain up-to-date policies, fail to provide the appropriate training and support, and bungle the management of complaints, risk not complying with their duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees. The effects of sexual harassment can be devastating on individuals and these effects can be exacerbated by a sub-standard, poorly handled or unnecessarily drawn out investigation following a complaint.