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You're Invited: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The "#MeToo Movement" has heightened the need for organizations to ensure that they have good policies and practices to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Our seminar is intended to address the following subjects:

  1. The political, social and economic changes in our society and the events that gave rise to the #MeToo Movement
  2. What is the current state of the law of sexual harassment?
    • Comments, language and behaviour that is unacceptable
    • What are the legal consequences for the employer of sexual harassment in the workplace?
  3. How do you address co-worker relationships in the workplace and the risk of conflict of interest?
  4. Is there such a thing as "off-duty"?
    • Employee use of social media
    • Obligations of employers regarding misuse of social media and misconduct outside of the workplace
    • What off-duty conduct is relevant to the workplace?
  5. Policies that minimize the risk of litigation
    • What are the best policies and things to avoid?
    • How should employers communicate workplace policies and rules?
    • How to make training meaningful and effective?
    • Why is training a good idea?
  6. Human resources best practices
    • Assessing the nature of the problem
    • Determining an appropriate course of action
  7. Investigations
    • Determining whether to hire an external investigator?
    • The standards required in conducting an investigation
    • Investigation best practices
  8. Understanding the nature of legal proceedings that may result from sexual harassment complaints that are not handled properly
    • What are the signs of a potential problem?
    • How to minimize the risk of complaints and litigation
    • Understanding the potential consequences, the financial liability and the unquantified loss and damages to the organization resulting from sexual harassment

Cost

Complimentary seminar for clients and friends of Overholt Law.

CPD Credits

HR professionals, CPAs and lawyers can claim Overholt Law's seminars as CPD credits.

Questions

If you have questions or need help with your registration, please contact Lendl Morales at 778-653-7561 or [email protected].

Speakers

Carman J. Overholt, Q.C.

Carman J. Overholt, Q.C.
Founder, Overholt Law
Carman Overholt is the founder of Overholt Law and has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, labour relations law and civil litigation. Carman works closely with senior management and human resources management professionals to ensure employers comply with legislation and to assist them with prevention and resolution of employment disputes. Read full bio here.

Jennifer Kwok

Jennifer Kwok
Lawyer, Overholt Law
Jennifer practises in the firm's core areas of labour relations law, employment law, occupational health and safety, and human rights law. Jennifer's practice involves advising both employers and employees on a wide range of workplace matters such as hiring and termination issues, discipline and human rights complaints, various occupational health and safety topics, and workplace bullying and harassment issues. Read full bio here.

Preston I.A.D. Parsons

Preston I.A.D. Parsons
Lawyer, Overholt Law
Preston practises in the firm's core areas of labour relations law, employment law, and human rights law. Preston takes great care in advising both employers and employees with an emphasis on taking proactive steps to avoid problems and disputes from arising wherever possible. Read full bio here.

Victoria Petrenko

Victoria Petrenko
Lawyer, Overholt Law
Victoria is the newest lawyer to join the team at Overholt Law, having completed her articles with the firm in early January 2017. She continues to assist the other lawyers at Overholt Law on all aspects of labour relations law, employment law, and human rights law. Read full bio here.