The recent wave of high-profile sexual harassment allegations in the news and the increasing number of people telling their workplace harassment stories on social media make it clear that employers, boards of directors, and even your own firm must develop effective policies addressing harassment and take proactive measures to prevent it in the first place.
Whether you are advising employers, serving on a board of directors or reviewing your own firm's policies you need to know what steps to take to effectively respond to serious allegations.
Sexual harassment allegations can result in costly and damaging lawsuits for your clients. Now more than ever, employers need comprehensive policies and clear reporting procedures, including education on sexual harassment awareness and prevention detailing what is and is not appropriate, to create a healthy workplace and reduce exposure to litigation.
This recorded, video webcast, which addresses an area of employment law that is currently under the media and cultural spotlight, provides legal guidance and practical information for advising your clients on common questions regarding harassment in the workplace, including:
• Guidelines on what is and is not appropriate for the workplace
• The need for a policy or policies specific to sexual harassment and other harassment
• What should and shouldn’t be included in harassment policies
• Complaint procedures for unlawful or inappropriate behavior
• How to respond to “in the moment” complaints
• Responding proactively to harassment even in the absence of a complaint
• Training on supervisory responsibilities to reduce risk
• Workplace dating policies
• Employee education with regard to responding to inappropriate behavior
• Role and responsibilities of the board of directors in responding to complaints of sexual harassment
See CLE State Accreditation for credit details.
If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys. Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via on-demand.