Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
   |   
11:00 am-1:00 pm
CDT
   |   Live Event
Continuing Education:
CLE, SPHR/PHR and SHRM certifications are pending approval.
Questions?

Contact Shea Geyer at sgeyer@littler.com

***Registration for this event is closed as we have reached maximum capacity. To be placed on a waitlist please contact Shea Geyer at sgeyer@littler.com ***

 

One year after The New York Times' explosive reporting on the Harvey Weinstein scandal launched a national conversation about workplace harassment and sexual misconduct, #MeToo has transformed the workplace and its ripple effects have extended beyond sexual harassment.  Now, more than ever, employers must be proactive in fostering a harassment-free workplace and knowledgeable about federal, state, and local legislation impacting sexual harassment claims and contractual considerations, as well as what to do when sexual harassment claims are made as #MeToo continues to make headlines. This session will discuss: 

  • #MeToo-motivated laws and legislative efforts, including legislative updates regarding:
    • Efforts to limit enforceability of nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement
    • Efforts to restrict the use of arbitration agreements
    • Required employer disclosure of settlements
  • How #MeToo has impacted the workplace:
    • Sexual harassment complaints in the workplace, employers' response to these complaints, and preventative measures employers are proactively implementing
    • Trends in harassment litigation following the movement
  • Conducting effective internal investigations in the post-#MeToo climate:
    • Examining practical complaint “intake" strategies
    • How to control the impact a complaint may have on the workplace
    • Attorney-client considerations and best practices surrounding investigation confidentiality

Speakers

Robert F. Friedman

Office Managing Shareholder

Celeste R. Yeager

Shareholder