#metoo - sexual harassment in the legal industry

#metoo - sexual harassment in the legal industry

  Free Seminar

Recording Date: 09-Apr-2019

Recording Type: Audio + Slides

Fiona Stanton, Barrister - Francis Burt Chambers

Fiona Stanton has over 25 years of broad litigation experience and has extensive experience as counsel in State and Federal Courts, Commissions and Tribunals.

Fiona was formerly a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron, and later a partner of McCallum Donavan Sweeney and a director of MDS Legal. She has managed a substantial personal injury practice and developed particular expertise in medical negligence and medical disciplinary matters.

She has also managed a substantial practice in employment law, acting for employers in a wide range of disputes concerning employees and contractors. She advises employers in relation to workforce re-structuring and redundancy, and has expertise in workplace health and safety from investigation to prosecution.

Fiona has acted in contractual and property disputes for clients from a wide range of industries including real estate, professional services, labour assistance, medical, rehabilitation, aviation, manufacturing, communications and construction.

From 2005, Fiona acted for the Medical Board of Western Australia in disciplinary proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal; since 2010, she has regularly acted in disciplinary proceedings for the Medical Board of Australia and other health boards established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2010 and has acquired expertise in related coronial proceedings.

Fiona is interested in all aspects of medical law and medical administration. She is a member of the Board of the South Metropolitan Health Service and a former member of the Governing Council of the North Metropolitan Health Service.


Topics covered, based on the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 will include:

  1. The law as to sexual harassment
  2. The extent of employers’ responsibility for sexual harassment outside of the workplace
  3. Developing a culture that minimises the risk of sexual harassment in the workplace
  4. Receiving allegations of sexual harassment
  5. Investigating allegations of sexual harassment; and
  6. Taking disciplinary action for sexual harassment.

CPD: 1 CPD Unit/NZ Hour - Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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