Webinar: Compliance with Positive Duty under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984


Join Business Chamber Queensland's webinar to understand your obligations as an employer under the recent Respect at Work Act 2022 (Cth)

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As of 12 December 2023, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) have new regulatory powers to investigate non-compliance with the new positive duty obligations.

The changes introduced by the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 (Cth) enforce a positive duty on employers to take responsible and proportionate measures to eliminate:​

  • Workplace sex discrimination, sexual and sex-based harassment;​
  • Hostile work environments on the grounds of Sex; and 
  • Certain acts of victimization.​

If the AHRC find that a company is not complying with positive duty then they will have the power to issue compliance notices, make application to federal courts for an order to direct compliance and enter into enforceable undertakings with businesses/organisations.

Join Business Chamber Queensland's webinars 'Complaince with positive duty under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984' to understand your obligations as an employer to comply with the positive duty.

The webinar is divided into 2 parts:
Part 1 will be held on Tuesday, January 30 from 9:30am to 10:30am, and
Part 2 will be held on Tuesday, February 6 from 9:30am to 10:30am.

These webinars will also discuss the guiding principles that will help you inform the decisions of your business circumstances, as well as the 7 standards that employers are expected to meet as part of these compliance measures.

Webinar details:
Date: January 30 and February 6, 2024
Time: 9:30am to 10:30am
Zoom webinar

Business Chamber Queensland member price: Free
Non member price: $80 for each webinar or $120 for both webinar package

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Webinar Speaker

Lorna Reid | Workplace Relations Consultant

Lorna has honed her workplace relations expertise through a dynamic career journey. From running a National Human Resources and Payroll department for a technology company, to mentoring, and consulting with senior leaders, Lorna’s commitment to professional growth and her broad experience of the employment lifecycle makes her a valuable asset to any business requiring assistance with any employment related matters.

She has experience developing in-house training / education programs, performance management procedures, recruitment, and onboarding. She has also worked with a leading HR/IR consulting practice, that has equipped her with a passion for compliance and an understanding of employment laws and regulations. Lorna also has experience analysing Modern Award and EA compliance, as well as payroll investigations.

In her role with Business Chamber Queensland, Lorna is eager to empower Queensland businesses and ensure compliance while fostering growth and success. Her knowledge of the employment lifecycle, coupled with her hands-on experience, positions her as a reliable consultant who can guide your business through many HR and ER challenges.

Lorna holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Cert. in Employee Relations, and is currently completing her Masters of Human Resources and Employee Relations at Griffith University.

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