Jane Kow, Esq. of HR Law Consultants Presents:
PREVENTING AND INVESTIGATING WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alameda County Training and Conference Center | 125 Twelfth Street – 4th Floor | Oakland, CA
California employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide sexual harassment training for supervisors. Employers must also conduct prompt, thorough and objective investigations into all complaints of discrimination and harassment. Is your company in compliance?
This two-part interactive PowerPoint based training program is presented by a seasoned employment lawyer, workplace investigator, and human resources consultant with a wealth of experience advising, defending, investigating and training companies about workplace discrimination and harassment complaints. This program is designed to provide in-house counsel, human resources, employee and labor relations professionals, managers and EEO investigators with the tools necessary to effectively address, prevent, investigate and resolve workplace harassment and discrimination complaints with a focus on sexual harassment.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Networking
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Part I – Preventing and Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Part II – A Step by Step Guide to Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. REGISTRATION
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon PREVENTING AND ADDRESSING WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT
California’s sexual harassment prevention training law (AB 1825), requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide supervisors with two hours of training every two years and within six months of their promotion to supervisor status. This interactive training program is designed to help supervisors, managers and HR professionals understand their responsibility to address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as their company’s obligations to investigate and take corrective action. Using examples drawn from actual cases, film and video clips, this class will provide examples of prohibited workplace conduct, the victim’s remedies, and steps that companies must take to respond to harassment complaints.
Attendees will receive a certificate upon completion of this training as documentation that they have complied with CA law and will learn:
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS
This interactive session provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for human resources professionals, managers and EEO investigators on how to effectively address, investigate and resolve workplace harassment and discrimination complaints to minimize the risk of lawsuits. Using examples drawn from real workplace scenarios and case law, this program will provide participants with the tools they need to conduct a prompt, thorough and objective investigation and help them develop techniques to overcome common mistakes and typical roadblocks encountered. This program will provide a set of best practices on how to question the reluctant complainant and difficult witnesses, obtain useful information from all parties, while maintaining confidentiality. A review of recent court cases that address whether the subject of the investigation and witnesses can be told to keep the investigation confidential, and how to determine whether the information is protected by attorney-client privilege or attorney-work product when the investigator is acting under the direction of the company’s legal counsel.
Participants will learn how to:
Handouts will include an essential toolkit of checklists and guidelines, including:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
In-house legal counsel, human resources and employee and labor relations professionals, managers, EEO investigators and risk management professionals
REGISTRATION & FEE
Early bird discount rate – register by August 1, 2013:
Full day (Part I and II): $300
Half Day (Part I or II): $150
Registration received August 1, 2013 and later:
Full day (Part I and II): $350
Half Day (Part I or II): $175
HRCI GENERAL CREDIT FOR HR PROFESSIONALS
Applications are pending for approval of continuing education HRCI credit for human resources professionals and registrants will be notified upon receipt of credit approval.