A client in the pubs industry needed assistance with a sexual harassment claim made against them.
Working with the client, I obtained expert evidence which uncovered contributory conduct by the applicant.
This conduct only came to light after we commissioned a robust review of the client’s records. It enabled us to settle out of court and avoid the inevitable disruption of a hearing.
Most significantly, the incident prompted the client to take several positive preventative actions.
At my suggestion, we reviewed the client’s workplace policies and procedures; provided training to all staff throughout Australia about sexual harassment and discrimination; and implemented a strategic plan to reduce exposure to future claims and vicarious liability.