Where are We and How Can We Get Where We Need to Be?: A "#MeToo" in Healthcare Master Class

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: April 25, 2019
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  • #MeToo Movement Overview
  • Quick Review of Sexual Harassment
  • What's Special about the Healthcare Setting?
  • Healthcare Employee on Employee Harassment
  • Healthcare Provider on Patient Harassment
  • Healthcare Provider-Patient Interactions
  • Patient/Visitor Harassment of Healthcare Worker
  • What to avoid?
  • What can be done?
  • The Most Recent EEOC Guidance (2017)
Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Recorded: April 25, 2019


This program will address why sexual harassment continues to occur in so many workplaces despite laws being in place, and what employers and employees should expect from each other.

This program was recorded on April 25th, 2019.

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American Bar Association


Alfredo M. Sergio

Division Counsel, Labor & Employment, Office of Legal Affairs
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Alfredo M. Sergio, Division Counsel, focuses his practice on labor and employment matters for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, covering areas such as hiring, termination, reductions in force, discrimination, disability, accommodations, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour, medical leave, restrictive covenants, conduct, discipline, drug screening, background checks, and other workplace issues. He advises VUMC on the legal implications of proposed policies and actions, employment-related contracts, and counsels VUMC as to compliance with Federal and State law and administrative regulations. Alfredo advises physician, house staff and staff administration as to employment, medical staff, house staff and governance issues. Alfredo also interacts with government agencies in connection with employment matters, and works with outside counsel to defend employment lawsuits filed against VUMC, and in other types of litigation.

Alfredo earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in International Relations, and is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Alfredo worked for many years at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area law firm where he represented biopharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device, financial services, manufacturing and services companies in a variety of employment and commercial matters.

Yvonne K. Puig

Norton Rose Fulbright

Yvonne Puig has a substantial commercial litigation practice in both state and federal courts. She represents large health systems, medical schools, institutional healthcare providers, for profit educational companies, and managed care organizations across the US.

A partner in Norton Rose Fulbright's Austin office, Yvonne's practice involves commercial and healthcare litigation, antitrust, regulatory and compliance advice, crisis and risk management, administrative law, and products liability.

She advises governing boards on a variety of compliance topics and has extensive experience in a variety of health industry regulatory and compliance matters, including Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), credentialing, peer review, due process hearings, government regulatory investigations, The Joint Commission accreditation and compliance. Yvonne has represented defendants in Qui Tam/False Claims Act actions and related investigations. Yvonne has extensive experience in the representation of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), including IRB liability regarding provider arrangements and clinical trials.

Yvonne is a frequent author and speaker on legal issues regarding social media, board governance, health care and life sciences.

Elizabeth Greene

Mirick O'Connell Attorneys at Law

Elizabeth L.B. Greene is a Partner with Mirick O’Connell. She is a member of the Firm’s Health Law Group and the Firm’s Litigation Group. Elizabeth serves as a counsel for physicians, medical groups, hospitals, and allied health care professionals, defending them in medical malpractice cases, and representing them before their professional licensure boards. She also advises providers on medical staff issues, including representing them in corrective action hearings, and advises them and their practice groups in business and professional disputes. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section and serves as a vice-chair of the Physician Issues Interest Group.

Elizabeth has been named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Boston magazine and Law & Politics every year since 2013. She has been selected as a Top Women Attorney in Massachusetts, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Medical Malpractice Law every year since 2013.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law.

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