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90-minute live streaming program
  • November 6
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Employer Liability Issues with Supervisor Harassment

November 6

Learn about the latest employment liability issues associated with sexual harassment.

In today’s workplaces, employers are faced with significant challenges in light of the #metoo movement. Today, employees are coming forward with complaints, but which complaints constitute sexual harassment and what should an employer do when they receive a complaint? Because sexual harassment can come in all forms, and from many different parties, it is important for employers to understand how they can best educate their employees, and especially their supervisors and managers on the topic. The role of supervisors and managers is critical to understand, as there can be individual liability under applicable state and federal laws. Supervisors are the company’s first line of defense, they must be charged with enforcing and implementing policies and setting the example for the kind of behavior that is and is not tolerated in the workplace. Thus, while employees should know what sexual harassment is and how to report sexual harassment, supervisors and managers must be given the training and tools to identify sexual harassment in the workplace and to respond appropriately to minimize risk. During this topic, we will talk about everything from the basics of what constitutes sexual harassment from a legal perspective to supervisor liability and how to reduce the risk of litigation by training your supervisors on these important issues.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define sexual harassment.
  • You will be able to discuss how to handle a sexual harassment complaint.
  • You will be able to identify sexual harassment in the workplace, in all different forms.
  • You will be able to review best practices and policies for creating and maintaining a zero tolerance workplace.

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Agenda

Establishing a Baseline
  • Why This Presentation and the Content Is Important
  • Two Types of Sexual Harassment
  • How It Arises/and What Employers Should Be Aware of
Policies
  • What Your Policies Should Say – and How to Implement a Zero Tolerance Workforce
  • Training Supervisors and Management to Recognize and Report
  • Where Do Policies Apply and Who Is Bound by Them
Retaliation
  • What the Law Says About Sexual Harassment and Retaliation
Investigations
  • Considerations and Key Points When Conducting an Investigation
  • What to Do When a Report Is Made
  • Dos and Don'ts of Investigations
Role of Supervisors
  • Discussion of the Important Role That Supervisors Play in Implementing and Enforcing Policies
  • Best Practices – Supervisor Training, Why It Is so Important
Supervisor Liability
  • Individual Liability Under State and Federal Law
  • What Litigation Looks Like When a Supervisor Is Named in a Complaint
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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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  • ASA 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected]
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.5
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits professionals, attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, business owners and managers, controllers, managers, and supervisors.

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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Marla N. Presley

Marla N. Presley

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Principal and litigation manager with Jackson Lewis P.C., Pittsburgh office
  • Practice focuses on workplace law with an emphasis on wage and hour disputes, class and collective actions, and claims of discrimination under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and various state tort theories
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops relating to risk management and litigation avoidance
  • Written several publications regarding wage and hour compliance, and other class action developments
  • Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, as well as the Ohio State Bar and West Virginia State Bar
  • J.D. degree, Duquesne University School of Law, B.A. degree, University of Mount Union
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Joanna M. Rodriguez

Joanna M. Rodriguez

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C., Pittsburgh office
  • Practice focuses on workplace law with an emphasis on all aspects of litigation
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops relating to risk management and litigation avoidance
  • Written several publications regarding wage and hour compliance, and other class action developments
  • Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, as well as the West Virginia State Bar
  • J.D. degree, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, B.A. degree, Duquesne University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 406514
Published 2019
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