Sexual Harassment:
New Rules for Prevention & Investigation

Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment has exploded in front-page headlines. Is your organization next in line for a bombshell #MeToo complaint?

The old HR rules for preventing and confronting harassment charges have changed. If you are still relying on 20-year-old prevention, training and complaint policies, you could be in a world of trouble.

On Friday, December 14, discover how to change your policies and practices to stay in compliance and to create a culture of respect in your workplace.

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Our expert attorney will walk you through today's new legal risks – in plain English, not legalese. Discover the new best practices for preventing, investigating and remedying sexual harassment in the workplace.

Most important, learn how to develop a program that will not only meet compliance requirements, but also change employees' behavior. Behavior change is essential – and your boring check-the-box training and slow investigation processes aren't going to cut it anymore.

In this important webinar, you'll discover:

  • What's considered unlawful "harassment" in today's workplace. (Types of harassment exist today that nobody dreamed of when the Supreme Court first defined sexual harassment and created an employer defense.)
  • How to craft a lawsuit-proof anti-harassment and discrimination program … what to say, how to say it and when
  • A checklist for self-auditing your current policies and complaint process so you can spot problems and fix them
  • How to draft a new policy for responding to complaints against key employees
  • Why your harassment training needs to be up close and personal. (Find out how to create companywide sessions so that everyone from the janitor to CEO takes it seriously!)
  • Steps to revamp your complaint process so it fosters an environment where victims feel supported, free of shame … and free from shaming
  • Lessons learned from 2018 EEOC sexual harassment lawsuits and settlements
  • A review of new federal and state laws rules that limit when you can keep harassment secret, or force workers into arbitration
  • How a big national legal fund (#TimesUp) is encouraging your employees to file lawsuits – and what it means for employers
  • What to do if a complaint involves a high-level executive or other key person – who do you call and how fast do you act?
  • And much, much more!

Plus, get answers to YOUR questions about harassment training and eliminating the risks.

Last year alone, harassment cost U.S. companies more than $160 million in EEOC settlements – an all-time high. And that was before the #MeToo revolution. (Fact: After eight years of declines, the number of sexual harassment complaints filed by employees with the EEOC rose in 2018.)

Today, employees are feeling much freer to come forward, sometimes with decades-old accusations. You may have a sexual harasser on your payroll – possibly a serial one. And the first complaint will open the floodgates to a PR, social media and legal disaster. Are you ready?

Join your peers on December 14 to discover the changes you need to make TODAY to stay in compliance and out of the headlines!

Sincerely,

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Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

book coverP.S. Early Registration Bonus. The first 50 people to register will receive our 34-page special report, Sexual Harassment: A Concise, Practical Reference Tool for Business. It's packed with concrete, easy-to-understand advice on the steps needed to prevent and respond to harassment in today's workplace.

HR Specialist websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service – at no cost. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Sexual Harassment: New Rules for Prevention & Investigation fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your course materials, website access and registration bonus are all yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:

Anniken Davenport

Anniken Davenport

Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist state employment law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

 


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December

14

  • Friday, December 14th
  • 1 p.m. ET
  • 10 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.