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Preventing and Dealing with Harassment and Bullying

Preventing and Dealing with Harassment and Bullying
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Employees have a right to a safe and healthy workplace which fosters a culture of professionalism.

This webinar will look at harassment and bullying, and workplace obligations. It will identify and discuss environmental red flags – the work hard, play hard mentality, power imbalances, and what should ring alarm bells.

It will discuss the steps you can take, and tools that can be used to address these issues and minimise risk. It will provide guidance for dealing with complaints, the investigation process, and the difficulties and sensitivities of dealing with sexual harassment claims, together with the importance of not being a bystander. It will look at outcomes and pastoral care.

To include:

  • What is harassment, what is bullying?
  • Identification of environmental red flags
  • Creating a safe and healthy work environment
  • Recognising and minimising risk factors
  • Dealing with complaints and investigations
  • Professional obligations
  • Outcomes/Pastoral care
  • Best practice policies
  • Resources (example policies) and checklist.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Recognise the need for a safe and healthy workplace, and the steps you must take to create and maintain one.
  • Recognise what amounts to harassment and/or bullying.
  • Feel empowered to take steps if you are aware of, or are a victim of, harassment or bullying.
  • Know the steps and processes to use if an issue of harassment or bullying arises.
  • Know when and how to conduct an investigation or where to go for guidance.
  • Be equipped to deal with the outcome of an investigation.

Who should attend 

All lawyers.

Materials / Technical Specs

You will receive an electronic paper and PowerPoint slides by email prior to the webinar. For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here


Via the internet, you will see and hear the presenter, see the PowerPoint slides and be able to type in questions.


  • Steph Dyhrberg, Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law, Wellington
  • Susan Hornsby-Geluk, Dundas Street Employment Lawyers, Wellington
  • Hamish Kynaston, Buddle Findlay, Wellington

Fee (Incl GST)


  • NZLS CLE is proud to offer this free webinar, but you must register.
  • Live Webinar Study Group - Email us to register
Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Tuesday 3 April 2018

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 4 April


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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