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Sexual Harassment: The Employer's Role in Prevention


Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: January 31, 2018
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Agenda

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Quid Pro Quo Harassment
  • Claims
  • Hostile Environment Harassment
  • Harassment "Based on Sex"
  • Establishing Sexual Harassment (Same-Sex, Gender Stereotyping and Sexual Orientation Harassment)
  • Title VII
  • Evaluating Hostile Environment Harassment
  • Damages
  • Employer Liability and Defense
  • Best Investigative Practices
  • Evaluating the Evidence
  • Resolving Complaints
  • Corrective Action
  • Effective Training
  • The End Game
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: January 31, 2018

Description

In this program, a panel of expert attorneys will discuss how to create a harassment-free workplace.

The elimination of sexual harassment in the workforce is extremely important for every employer. There is a financial imperative to eliminate improper conduct as well as a moral one, as such conduct can result in extensive monetary liability imposed by juries that determine sexual harassment has occurred. Additionally, an important component of harassment prevention is the creation and dissemination of a sexual harassment prohibition policy and reporting procedure.

This program was recorded on January 31st, 2018.

Provided By

American Bar Association

Panelists

Cathleen S. Yonahara

Partner
Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP

Cathleen Yonahara concentrates her practice on employment and labor law. Cathleen has successfully represented employers in courts and before various government agencies, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner. She has litigated all types of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, violation of California Family Rights Act, misappropriation of trade secrets, and wage and hour violations. Cathleen also represents clients in commercial business disputes.

In addition to her litigation practice, Cathleen also provides advice and counseling to employers on all aspects of the employment relationship in order to avoid potential legal disputes. She advises employers on the myriad legal requirements facing California employers including anti-discrimination and harassment laws, family and medical leave laws, wage and hour compliance, and proper classification of independent contractors and exempt employees. She conducts audits of her client’s employment practices, policies and agreements to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws, and drafts employee handbooks and personnel policies, and employment, arbitration, confidentiality and severance agreements. She also counsels executives on negotiating employment agreements and severance agreements.

Cathleen serves as the Assistant Editor to the California Employment Law Letter, a semimonthly newsletter focused on current labor employment cases in California. She is an experienced speaker and trainer on all aspects of the employment relationship.

Mark Schickman

Of Counsel
Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP

Mark Schickman has been practicing employment and labor law for 40 years. He has successfully litigated almost every type of employment case in the courts, before juries and administrative agencies and on appeal. He provides employment advice to employers across the country. He is also an experienced and effective litigator, doing civil commercial trial work before judges and juries. He speaks and writes on litigation and employment law nationally, and has been quoted in legal and general circulation publications across the country. Mark is a member of the American Arbitration Association's select panel of employment law arbitrators and is the Editor of the California Employment Law Letter.

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