Appropriate Workplace Behaviour

Australian employers have a legal and duty of care obligation to take all reasonable steps to eliminate discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace. One of the steps that your workplace can take to meet those obligations, and to create a safe and respectful workplace, is to run unlawful workplace behaviour awareness training.

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Simpson Consulting can develop and facilitate training sessions that are tailored to the needs of your business. Covering relevant legislation and your company policies and procedures, we have courses for every level within your workplace:

Senior Executives

It’s important that when establishing a positive and respectful workplace culture that is free of unlawful behaviours, that the most senior members of your organisation are leading from the front.

The Senior Executive briefing will ensure that your senior executives understand not only the effects of discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace but also how to effectively minimise business and personal liability not only through their own actions but also by coaching and empowering their management/supervisory teams to proactively address any issues that arise before they escalate.

Course Duration: 1.5 hours


(also available in our public short courses)

Managers and supervisors have an important role to play in the prevention and management of inappropriate workplace behaviours. In this half-day program, managers and supervisors will gain an understanding/refresher on how to recognise unlawful behaviours, understand the impact that discrimination, harassment and bullying have on the workplace and their obligations in taking action when addressing these behaviours, setting the standard of appropriate behaviour and their role in effective complaint handling.

Course Duration: 3.5 hours


Many employees feel that responsibility in preventing discrimination, harassment and bullying lies purely with their employer. And while management and company obligations can be more onerous, individuals have a responsibility for ensuring that their own actions do not breach anti-discrimination and work health and safety legislation.

In this interacting and impactful program, participants will gain a better understanding of the types of behaviours which are unlawful in the workplace and responsibilities and liabilities.

Using case studies, practical examples, activities and your company policies, participants will discuss what discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation can look like, the impact on individuals and the company and how to take safe action to stop these behaviours. This session also looks at the kinds of behaviour which are acceptable, such as personality differences and reasonable management action.

Course Duration: 2 hours

Contact us today for further information.

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