Bullying and Harassment isn’t confined to just the workplace!

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Under both the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Work Health and Safety Act 2012, you as a business owner MUST provide training to your staff, otherwise you may become liable for bullying and harassment that occurs at work or at work related events!

Both the Fair Work Ombudsman and SafeWork SA have recently increased their anti-bullying and harassment compliance as the Christmas party season approaches, which can be a high risk for people who are unaware of their obligations.

Making sure you have the know-how and tools to stop bullying and harassment in the workplace is the best way to avoid:

  • Workplace stress impacting affecting productivity, staff relationships and the level of staff turnover.
  • The risk of legal actions taken against you
  • Significant financial penalties, which average $30,000 for each successful claim, although there is no limit to the size of the penalty you could face if you are found non-compliant.

The MTA can help you avoid this so you can enjoy the holiday season too and we are holding a Christmas Essentials Training (Half Day Course) on 7 November.

To help you avoid being caught out at Christmas, the training course will address the following:

  • How much of the party is considered ‘work’ and how much is just socialising?
  • What issues do you need to consider when planning a Christmas Party?
  • What are you liable for during and following a Christmas party?
  • How can you minimise your risk and liability?
  • What policies and procedures do you need to have in place?
  • What do you do if something goes wrong?

This course is to be held at the MTA Head Office, Level 1/81 Greenhill Road Wayville SA 5034 and will cost $195 for members.

Register now so you don’t have to worry over the holidays by contacting the WR Department through email wr@mtasant.com.au or call 8291 2000 and speaking to one of our advisers.