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Workplace Harassment: The Climate Has Changed What Every Employer Must do Now

Event Type: Webinar
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 9:00-10:30 am PST
Location: Online
Presenter(s): Nick Fiorenza, Attorney, Ferrera and Fiorenza PC

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We have all heard detailed news accounts of high profile and shocking incidents of workplace harassment. Heightened media coverage and the #MeToo movement continue to shine a spotlight on this serious problem. Workplace harassment claims often blind-side employers. They are high-risk, expensive and perhaps the most difficult to defend of all employment related lawsuits. Particularly frustrating for an employer is that despite repeated attempts at educating their workforces about policies and legal requirements, something is getting lost in the translation. Even workers that have undergone harassment training many times cannot seem to apply the rules to their everyday work lives. The result is unacceptable workplace conduct, lawsuits, and significant liability exposure.

This webinar will address this “lost in translation” frustration for employers. The experienced employment attorneys of Ferrara Fiorenza PC present a unique and innovative perspective on this topic, along with practical and meaningful harassment law compliance strategies.

Topics include:

  • The challenging and ever-changing nature of harassment law. From its origins in federal case law in the 1980s to the present, the definition of harassment has continued to evolve. Compliance has become a moving target. Perhaps the greatest challenge for both employers and their employees is following the difficult to decipher “code of workplace conduct” made necessary by the law. The presenters will decipher the code for you.

  • A practical and useful explanation of harassment. Put the typical legal jargon aside – it’s not helping. Our webinar will offer participants an easy-to-understand and apply spectrum of behaviors that the law prohibits. Period. The broad range of that spectrum may surprise you.

  • Best practices in this new climate. The foundation of any employer’s compliance program is a strong anti- harassment policy, comprehensive training and the ability to apply a policy’s written word effectively. Our program will explore the EEOC’s current compliance rules and provide meaningful strategies for investigating complaints; reaching proper conclusions (even in “he-said, she-said” scenarios); taking appropriate remedial action; and preventing retaliation.

Registrants also receive the Firm’s detailed Harassment “desk book” (via email). This timely resource provides a comprehensive guide to addressing and minimizing harassment risk, including a step-by-step investigation strategy.

About The Presenter

Nicholas J. Fiorenza is the President and Managing Partner of the Ferrara Fiorenza PC law firm. A graduate of the George Washington University law school, his practice is dedicated to representation and counsel of employers with respect to all aspects of employment and labor relations law as well as offering expanded business counseling to his private sector clients. He is also the Manager of Delacroix Consulting Group, LLC, the Firm’s affiliated human resources management consulting firm. He serves as General Counsel to Printing Industries Alliance where he provides employment law advice and other legal services to association members.

In addition to his active practice, Mr. Fiorenza has developed and presented comprehensive managerial workshops on a myriad of employment-related topics, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, affirmative action obligations, effective management and leadership, administration of workplace discipline, and general compliance with all aspects of Federal and State employment law. He is a frequent speaker and author with respect to such topics.

About Ferrara Fiorenza PC

The law firm of Ferrara Fiorenza PC offers a practice dedicated exclusively to private and public sector employers in the labor relations and employment law areas. The highly regulated environment of Human Resources Law demands representation founded in a thorough understanding of the many challenges facing today’s employer.

Ferrara Fiorenza PC is committed to effective representation of employers in the areas of employment law and labor relations. The law firm:

Event Costs:

Members: $89.00 per person
Non-Members: $109.00 per person


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