June 20, 2018
Overholt Law Group invites CPABC’s Fraser Valley members to attend a session on: 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.
|Date:||Wednesday, June 20, 2018|
|Where:||Coast City Hotel & Convention Centre, Langley City, 20393 Fraser Hwy, Langley, B.C.|
|Time:||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast | 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Seminar Presentations|
This seminar will cover the following subjects:
- The political, social and economic changes in our society and the events that gave rise to the #MeToo Movement
- 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?
- How do you address co-worker relationships in the workplace and the risk of conflict of interest?
- 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?
- 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?
- Human resources best practices
• Assessing the nature of the problem
• Determining an appropriate course of action
• Determining whether to hire an external investigator?
• The standards required in conducting an investigation
• Investigation best practices
- 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
- CPD Credits
HR professionals, CPAs and lawyers can claim Overholt Law’s seminars as CPD credits.