Thu, 11 February 2016
Last month, Australian mainstream and social media lit up with reactions to suggestive comments made to a TV journalist by a well-known cricketer. What he thought was just ‘having some fun’ was interpreted by many as a blatant case of harassment, and and example of the pressure many women feel to stay quiet and ‘just ignore it’. A lot like the daily banter and harassment experienced by some female (and male) staff in hospitality workplaces.
In this interview Ken Burgin talks with lawyer Richard Edwards of Whites Legal, and HR specialist Natasha Hawker of Employee Matters. We talked about definitions of harassment, how to implement a Sexual Harassment Policy, managing staff with ‘big personalities’ and rules about language, behaviour and protecting vulnerable employees.
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