- Posted by Shaka
- EEO, FREE eLearning, Online Courses
If you are like Oracle a big international company then you are committed to doing the right thing by your staff. This, of course, includes educating them about their rights and responsibilities in relation to workplace sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying.
You may be aware that the laws in Australia place the responsibility on the employer in relation to these laws.
What that means is that if an employee does something unlawful to another work colleague then the employer is responsible (liable) for their employees actions unless they can show they have taken all reasonable steps to have prevented their employee for acting unlawfully
With this in mind, you can imagine that knowing what is “all reasonable steps” would be critical in order to ensure you are safe from being sued.
There are about 5 different actions an employer can take to minimise their liability. The most significant action is for all staff to be trained on a regular basis.
If you want to know what the other actions are then give us a call on (08) 6102 4411 and we can talk with you about them.
Any type of training is not sufficient. The case of Oracle demonstrated this and cost them $180,000.
Where did they go wrong?
If Oracle had provided on-line modules that were tailored to Australian laws and outlined an employee and employers’ rights and responsibilities in relation to workplace harassment, discrimination and bullying then it would have been okay. Zulu Labs offers EEO on-line modules that meet the requirements outlined in the Oracle Case.