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Eliminating Sex-Based Workplace Misconduct: New Positive Duty

LawCPD Author: Jennifer Flinn
Jennifer Flinn
Barrister Murray Chambers
1 CPD Point


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Gain in-depth knowledge and practical strategies for complying with the new positive duty to prevent sex-based workplace misconduct.

This dynamic course explores the intricacies of the new positive duty for employers, a groundbreaking legal requirement to proactively eliminate sex-based workplace misconduct. The course provides an in-depth analysis of the different types of sex-based misconduct covered by this duty including sex discrimination, sex-based harassment, sexual harassment and hostile work environments.

Through a mix of real-world cases and hypothetical scenarios, you will learn about the different types of sex-based misconduct, and gain practical insights into recognizing and addressing each of these effectively. The course also explores the role of the Australian Human Rights Commission to assess, monitor and enforce compliance with the positive duty, and the consequences of non-compliance. The course is designed to provide a practical guide for lawyers to both understand their own workplace obligations, and to effectively advise clients on how to comply with the new positive duty. 


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Published: January 2024

Key takeaways

  • Understand the New Requirements: Understand the new positive duty and its scope in eliminating sex-based workplace misconduct.
  • Practical Compliance Strategies: Identify and address sex-based discrimination, harassment and hostile work environments.
  • Consequences of Non-Compliance: Insights into the role of the AHRC in monitoring and enforcing compliance, and the consequences of non-compliance.
  • Promoting Workplace Equality: Best practice standards and strategies for promoting a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive.

Meet the expert

LawCPD Author: Jennifer Flinn
Jennifer Flinn
Barrister Murray Chambers

Jennifer is a trusted advisor and advocate with over 25 years of legal experience. She has cultivated a diverse practice spanning workplace relations, commercial law, and administrative law and she joined the Independent Bar in Western Australia in 2023.

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  1. 5.0/5
    Excellent overview of new duties within the workplace.
    A useful course updating me on the law supported by relatable examples from case law and hypothetical scenarios.
  2. 5.0/5
    Very useful
    Good useful summary to work from.
  3. 4.0/5
    Good practical course
    Content was easy to understand and informative. The hour flew by!
  4. 4.0/5
    Excellent summary of the changes
    The course was well organized with easy-to-follow explanations and examples.