Preventing Sexual Harassment in Practice

24 May 2023 - Updated: 29 June 2023

What do positive duty obligations mean for employers? What practical measures can you put in place to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in practice? Watch this presentation by Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants, to learn about your obligations under new legislation to actively manage the risk of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation.


New federal legislation has strengthened workplace laws around sexual harassment. From 6 March 2023, the prohibition of sexual harassment in the workplace is enshrined in the Fair Work Act, and there is now a positive duty on employers to prevent workplace sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation. Understand what positive duty means and the implications, and hear practical measures for implementing policies, training and enforcement in practice.

Our Speaker

Merilyn Speiser is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Catalina Consultants, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the development of business strategies, leadership development, people and performance management and succession planning. In addition to running her business, Merilyn also develops and delivers leadership programs both in Australia and internationally, and she is a sought- after presenter, writer, mentor and coach.


Completion of this 1 hour webinar and submission of the self-checked assessment task will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes – Following completion of this webinar, attendees will have a better understanding of the legislation and the requirements for employers and managers to fulfil a positive duty to manage the risk of sexual harassment.

AACA Competencies: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC1

APBSA Core Area: Practice Management

Certificates will be provided following completion of the full webinar and online submission of answers to CPD questions provided.


Members $25
Non-members $40

*One ticket per attendee.


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