Despite the avalanche of attention being paid to countless sexual harassment and discrimination cases in the workplace, how has the legal system responded to claims in this era of #MeToo and #TimesUp? How has this important and vociferous movement, which has brought victim’s narratives about workplace sexual harassment to the world’s stage, impacted actual law? Join the Federal Bar Association at the Labor and Employment Law Conference in Puerto Rico on February 21 and 22, 2019 for a discussion regarding “Best Practices for Handling #MeToo or #TimesUp Allegations.” The presentation will focus on navigating through the complex world of sexual harassment in the workplace issues. Register now at www.fedbar.org/laborlaw19.
Are your clients prepared to handle an allegation? What happens if your client is making an accusation against his or her employer for sexual harassment in the workplace? FBA panelists will take a critical, in-depth look at the current workplace and employment law landscape in the wake of sexual harassment revelations, along with questions the movement has raised about workplace practices and policies across all industries.
Joel P. Schroeder (Best & Flanagan LLP) will moderate this panel that features Dawn Blume (Zebra Technologies Corporation), Ivelisse Bonilla (Awerkamp, Bonilla & Giles, PLC), and David R. Jiménez (Jackson Lewis P.C.). Speakers will provide attendees with clear, comprehensive strategies as to handling #MeToo and #TimesUp allegations. Join this distinguished panel as they address considerations for employers, employees, and litigators in handling workplace harassment claims. Our experienced panel of both management and plaintiff’s attorneys will share pitfalls, problems, and best practices regarding workplace sexual harassment claims. Topics may also include:
- impact of the #MeToo movement on State and Federal Law
- high profile harassment allegations and actions employers (and other related companies) have taken
- pre-litigation and litigation strategies
- how to prevent harassment in the workplace
- filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- what employers should do if an employee files a complaint
- steps employers can take to identify and mitigate their risks for sexual harassment claims in the workplace
- importance of updating employee handbooks and revising sexual harassment policies
- best practices for companies to follow when developing and implementing effective anti-harassment policies and procedures
- how these harassment cases are viewed by judges and juries
- future of #MeToo and #TimesUp movements
Many have been inspired to seek legal action in the #MeToo and #TimesUp era. Sexual harassment law is constantly evolving. Even in a time when many employers make some effort to educate employees on sexual harassment, sexual harassment behavior remains pervasive. The Labor and Employment Law Section’s one and a half-day conference includes a timely discussion of the changing legal landscape with the advent of the #MeToo movement and #TimesUp era. Sign up today for the Labor and Employment Law Conference at www.fedbar.org/laborlaw19.
Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.