Employer Liability Issues With Supervisor Harassment

On Demand Webinar Duration 90 minutes Credits CLE, HR Certification Institute, ASA, SHRM

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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 their potential liability for sexual harassment by employees and how to recognize and respond to sexual harassment. Important mitigation efforts will include informing employees about what sexual harassment is and how to report it, while supervisors and managers must be given the training and tools to identify sexual harassment in the workplace. For HR professionals, investigating a sexual harassment complaint is a tedious and documentation heavy adventure. Throughout this material, we will talk about everything from the basics of what constitutes sexual harassment from a legal perspective to best practices to limit employer liability for sexual harassment and retaliation and conducting an effective sexual harassment investigation.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss the two types of sexual harassment.
  • You will be able to explain how to implement a zero-tolerance workforce.
  • You will be able to recognize what the law says about sexual harassment and retaliation.
  • You will be able to identify the considerations and key points when conducting an investigation.

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
  • Supervisor Liability and the Importance of Employee Screening
Policies
  • What Your Polices 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
  • Key Cases Addressing 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

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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Your Instructor


Laura C. Bunting
Laura C. Bunting
  • Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C., Pittsburgh office
  • Practice focuses on employment law, including federal and state anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, and wage and hour laws
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous employment law topics, such as sexual harassment investigation, anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation laws, and unique issues involving employees’ social media use
  • Written several publications related to the areas of employment law
  • American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association Board of Governors
  • L.L.M. degree in international law, University of Westminster; J.D. degree, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Pittsburgh

Michael J. Roche, Jr.

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
  • Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, B.A. degree, Slippery Rock University

Credits

OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on November 6, 2019.

  • 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]

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

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  • This program qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected]
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  • AR CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
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  • CA MCLE 1.5
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
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  • HI CLE 1.5
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  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HRCI Approved ProviderHR Certification Institute 1.5
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  • 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.

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

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