Corruption, sexual harassment, health and safety. People have been speaking up on these issues within their own organisations for decades. We all know the fall out when they are ignored, or worse retaliated against. Animah Kosai and her Speak Up crew interview experts, leaders and people who have spoken up from around the world. Listen and learn.
Don't shoot the messenger! Animah Kosai and the Speak Up crew interview experts, leaders and people who are speaking up when their organisation or people are at risk.
Sexual harassment isn’t just physical and can happen while you’re working from home. With expert on sexual harassment Betty Yeoh and lawyer Sian Stephens, we covered:
- new harassment scenarios when working from home
- what if you’re caught in an embarrassing situation during a zoom call?
- the need to review policies to consider new ways of working
- who can employees speak to if harassed?
- how to build evidence
- how job insecurity keeps employees silent about harassment
Sian Stephens practices employment, technology and corporate law at A City Law Firm in London. Betty Yeoh is a counsellor and speaks and trains on sexual harassment in Kuala Lumpur.
If you are unable to get support within your organisation, most countries have government or non-government organisational support. Here are a few:
Malaysia: AWAM - (60) 162284221
UK: Rights of Women, ACAS, Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Health and safety leadership experts Mary Darlington and Abdullah Embong discuss the Irish and Malaysian Covid-19 guidelines and practical protective steps for shops, restaurants, offices, manufacturing, construction and oil platforms; how workers can speak up if not protected; and the need to integrate compassion, hearts and minds especially among leaders.
You can contact Mary at www.darlington.ie and Abdullah at www.scorpiontact.com.my
Image: Photo by tam wai on Unsplash
What do you tell your anxious employees when the world is rocked by a pandemic? What happens if you punish employees who tell the world that you’re not protecting them?
Crisis communications specialist Janitha Sukumaran’s message is about putting people first, and meaning it. Janitha is founder of PR agency, Rantau-Golin and contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org