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    PAHRA Bi-Monthly Chapter Meeting

    Date: November 14, 2018, 11:00am
    Location:
    Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room
    Event Type:
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    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "Harassment in the Workplace"

     

    Objective

    The EEOC’s (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) recent Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace stated that employers’ workplace prevention efforts need a reboot. Too many people in too many workplaces find themselves in unacceptably harassing situations. Other surveys have shown that 9 out of 10 employers will receive an internal complaint of harassment this year.

    Has it happened to your organization yet? Was the management team of your organization prepared to respond? The term “hostile work environment” seems ubiquitous in today’s workplace. Do your managers and supervisors know it when they see it? What is the difference between inappropriate conduct in the workplace and behavior that rises to the level of illegal harassment?

    Do your managers and supervisors know how to respond properly and prevent retaliation claims? Are supervisors and managers held to a higher standard for their own conduct? Part of the EEOC’s recommended solution is effective in-person training. Providing managers and supervisors with appropriate training is one of the key ways an employer can prevent liability for harassment claims and avoid retaliation claims.

    Outline

    ••What constitutes illegal harassment?

    ••EEOC guidelines and employer liability, including when

    an employer can be held strictly liable for a supervisor’s

    harassment

    ••Strategies to address inappropriate behavior that may

    lead to illegal harassment

    ••How to prevent liability for workplace harassment

    and guard against retaliation claims

    ••Defenses to employer liability

    Designed For

    All levels of management and human resources professionals

    responsible for creating and implementing illegal harassment

    policies. This is specifically targeted for supervisors and higher

    levels of management.

     

    Bio:

    Evan Schlack joined Employers Council in 2017 as an employment law attorney.  Prior to joining Employers Council, Evan practiced exclusively in the areas of labor, employment, and employee benefits law at a plaintiff-side law firm in Phoenix, Arizona.  During law school, Evan also interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Federal Hearings and Litigation units.  Since joining Employers Council, Evan has continued to work exclusively in the areas of labor, employment, and employee benefits law, but now from the ‘other side’ of the table.  Evan also regularly speaks to organizations and business leaders and conducts legal and employment-related trainings throughout Arizona.