Misbehaviour in any workplace can have devastating consequences. Sexual harassment, bullying, victimisation, discrimination in the workplace are all key risk areas. But with so many changes in how we work in 2021, comes new challenges to traditional thinking about where the workplace begins and ends. Employee and colleague vulnerabilities are more exposed than ever, as colleagues ‘enter each other’s homes’ and private spaces to carry out work and conduct business. Is there a risk of information about how a colleague lives, being used against them?
Recent scandalous examples highlight that certain behaviour in the workplace can have devastating consequences. Has the risk decreased since most people are working remotely? Or has it become easier and riskier given the line between work and home is blurring and can lead to mistaking informality for acceptance of inappropriate behaviour. How have the risks changed and what should lawyers be alert to when conducting work, interacting with or supervising staff.$130.00