PREVENTING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT
CPE: Pending approval
8.30am until 12.00pm
Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana
Workplace Harassment is a situation in which employees suffer discrimination, isolation or mistreatment by Managers, Executives or other employees. The work environment is a dynamic setting in which disagreements are frequent, however those disagreements can only be constructive when they’re based on professional opinions. Harassment begins when an employee faces continual offensive behavior by others and when this offensive behavior contains actions severe enough to create a hostile workplace climate.
Workplace harassment has a wide range of negative effects that compromise individuals and undermine productivity. Harassment can also result in expensive legal fees and can ultimately damage the Company’s reputation. Employers and Unions have a common, shared interest in preventing harassment and violence.
This training course is designed to outline the Employer’s responsibility in determining the appropriate measures to prevent and deal with harassment and violence in the workplace and existing Laws governing harassment and violence at work.
0830 - 0900 Welcome and Registration
0900 - 9030 What is sexual harassment?
0930 - 1000 Recommendations to Employers
1000 - 1030 The reasonable steps defence
1030 - 1100 Break & Networking
1100 - 1145 Case Studies
1145 - 1200 Reflections, Evaluation & Concluding Remarks
About the Speaker
Dr. Roberta Lepre was admitted to the bar in 2004, after having spent two years in a leading law firm, during which time she gained experience in general civil and commercial law.
Following that, she joined the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality as Legal Advisor. Between 2008 and 2017 she served as Director of Victim Support Malta, an NGO which provides support to victims of crime. Other past roles include serving as a member of the Guardian for Future Generations, a high level body set up under the Sustainable Development Act, Chairperson of the Platform for Human Rights Organisations in Malta, and member of the Commission on Domestic Violence.
Roberta set up Weave Consulting in 2007, as a boutique firm originally focusing on equality and diversity. Over the years, and following successful completion of various projects, Weave Consulting evolved to offer CSR services, particularly CSR audits to forward thinking companies – the offer being developed on the firm belief that a well implemented CSR strategy produces tangible solutions to a variety of challenges which business must overcome in order to remain competitive.
Tags: Workplace Harassment