Overholt Law Breakfast Seminar

June 20, 2018

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Overholt Law Group invites CPABC’s Surrey/Langley/North Delta 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
Register: Click Here

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
  •  Investigations
    • 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.
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