How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:

Jun 4 2019 - 1:00pm - Jun 4 2019 - 2:00pm

Location: Online

Language: English

Agenda

Humentum and TrustLaw, the global pro bono program of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, invite you to join their webinar series on the #metoo movement and its legal perspectives for nonprofits. The series will raise awareness among non-profits and give them the legal tools they need to prevent discrimination and sexual harassment, and promote equality and pay equity.

What are the legal perspectives of the #MeToo movement? Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse among the non-profit sector have highlighted the importance for organizations to lock in their commitment to prevent discrimination and sexual misconduct, by strengthening for example their governance documents.

The presenter will examine how to lock the organization’s commitment to prevent sexual harassment in its governance documents, HR policies and practices; with a moderated Q&A exchange.

Panelists

Tara K. Burke, Knowledge Management Attorney, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Tara K. Burke is the KM Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Disability, Leave & Health Management Practice Group, and is based in the in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Burke provides practical and legal advice to clients on employment law issues including harassment and discrimination prevention, diversity and inclusion, hiring and interviewing, internal investigations, disability accommodation and leave management, reductions in force, individual separations and employee relations issues. She also routinely conducts workplace training for leadership, human resources, managers and employees on numerous topics including strong management practices that reduce legal risk and build effective teams, preventing sexual harassment by supporting respectful and positive workplaces, achieving winning results through diversity and inclusion, conducting investigations, and employee accommodations and leaves of absence.

Rebecca J. Davis, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C. 

Rebecca J. Davis is a Principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Davis has represented companies in all areas of labor and employment law, including single plaintiff and class action litigation, arbitration, administrative charges, union organizing drives and representation elections, collective bargaining, reductions in force, and counseling on discrimination, disability, leave of absence, and wage and hour regulations.

Ms. Davis' experience includes representation of national and international employers in the manufacturing and distribution, health care, retail, communications, financial services, and transportation industries. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she served as in-house labor and employment counsel for a multinational corporation with retail, wholesale, and manufacturing divisions. Ms. Davis is a frequent speaker on sexual harassment, disability and leave laws, high risk investigations, wage and hour compliance, and union avoidance. During law school, she was ranked in the top 12% of her class and was an Articles Editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Register for the other webinars in the series!

May 21 - How to Prevent Discrimination in the Workplace

June 25 - Encouraging Pay Equity 

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This series is included as a benefit for Humentum members.