Avoiding Sexual & Other Unlawful Harassment in the Workplace

Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

$75 for Members / $95 Non-Members
$20 discount per webinar if register for entire Unlawful Harassment series (add both webinars* to cart for discount)

A new story seems to hit the headlines every day about a powerful Hollywood producer, well-known politician, or high-level executive, but sexual harassment is not limited to big companies and famous people. The best way to avoid having the government investigate your workplace, or employees filing lawsuits, is to better understand what unlawful harassment and discrimination is. Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn how to spot, identify and avert potential sexual and other unlawful harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

What You Will Learn:

  • Protected classifications, in addition to sexual harassment and harassment based on sex.
  • Steps to take to determine if these activities are going on, before it's too late. 
  • Circumstances that may hold a manager or supervisor personally liable. 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that almost 27,000 complaints of sex harassment or discrimination were filed in fiscal year 2016. The same EEOC report announced the federal agency secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination, including harassment in private, federal and state and local government workplaces. This does not include the amount secured in private lawsuits brought in courts or confidential settlements reached outside of the EEOC and courts. 

Expert Presenter:
Clifford HammondClifford Hammond is a member of Foster Swift's Employers Services practice group in the Lansing and Southfield offices where he focuses his practice on employment and labor law counsel and litigation. He has extensive experience with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Labor Relations Act, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Federal and State Courts, State and Federal administrative agency proceedings, collective bargaining, arbitration, mediation, employment litigation, and dispute resolution.

Certification:
One (1) credit for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance AND Management & Supervision Certification Programs.
One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Webinar Series Links:
Part 1: https://webinars.michamber.com/products/avoiding-sexual-other-unlawful-harassment-in-the-workplace-unlawful-harassment-series-part-i
Part 2: https://webinars.michamber.com/products/handling-sexual-other-unlawful-harassment-complaints-unlawful-harassment-series-part-ii