Essential Legal Responses to Sensitive Situations
Sexual harassment claims are fraught with legal liability. Not only do employers have a duty to investigate allegations, they also must objectively analyze their own company policies and culture. This informative program will outline the proper steps you should take when responding to a harassment claim. Our experienced faculty will highlight essential methods employers can use to respond to sexual harassment allegations. You will also review essential contents of sexual harassment policies employers need to protect the legal rights of employees and themselves. Order today!
- Learn the types of behavior and activities that cross the line.
- Conduct sexual harassment investigations that protect the legal rights of all parties.
- Know how to effectively respond if the EEOC knocks on your door.
- Handle sexual harassment via social media, properly discipline harassers and more.
- Help prevent future claims by implementing an effective anti-harassment training program.
1:00 pm to 4:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
1:00 - 2:30, Philip E. Stern
- Identifying Harassment - Types, Characteristics and Examples
- Determining When the Line is Crossed - The Obvious and Not-so-Obvious
- Quid Pro Quo vs. Hostile Work Environment Claims: Effective Employer Responses
- Investigating Claims: Gathering Statements and Other Evidence
- Documentation - Assembling a Written Report
- Gathering Information - Written Statements, Emails, Texts and More
- Interviewing Witnesses
- Is a Formal Investigation Necessary?
- How to Handle an EEOC Investigation
- Investigation Resolution and Follow-Up
2:45 - 4:15, Melissa M. Carleton
- Handling Social Media Issues
- Clear and Concise Policies Concerning Social Media Harassment
- Addressing After-Hours Harassment the Right Way
- Disciplining Harassers: Ensuring Responses are Appropriate
- Is Discipline Warranted?
- Matching the Type of Discipline to the Harassment
- When Termination is Appropriate
- Implementing an Effective Anti-Harassment Program
- Strengthening Sexual Harassment Policies
- Facilitating Manager/Supervisor Training
- Essential Staff Training Best Practices That Mitigate Liabilities
This program is intended for attorneys. HR professionals, accountants and paralegals may also benefit.