Over the past few months, we have all heard detailed news accounts of high profile and shocking incidents of workplace harassment. Heightened media coverage and the#MeToo movement continue to shine a spotlight on this serious problem. Workplace harassment claims often blind-side employers. They are high-risk, expensive, and perhaps the most difficult to defend of all employment related lawsuits. Particularly frustrating for an employer is that, despite repeated attempts at educating their workforces about policies and legal requirements, something is getting lost in the translation. Even workers that have undergone harassment training many times cannot seem to apply the rules to their every day work lives. The result is unacceptable workplace conduct, lawsuits, and significant liability exposure.
On February 20, 2018 at Noon (Eastern), PIA will be conducting a webinar on this important topic. This webinar, entitled “Workplace Harassment: The Climate Has Changed! What Employers Must Do Now!” will address this “lost in translation” frustration for employers. The webinar is being conducted by theexperienced employment attorneys ofFerrara Fiorenza PC through their consulting practice, Delacroix Consulting Group. The webinar will present auniqueand innovative perspective on this topic, along with practical and meaningful harassment law compliance strategies.
Webinar topics include:
- The challenging and ever-changing nature of harassment law. From its origins in federal case law in the1980s to the present, the definition of harassment has continued to evolve. Compliance has become a moving target. Perhaps the greatest challenge for both employers and their employees is following the difficult to decipher “code of workplace conduct” made necessary by the law.The presenters will decipher the code for you.
- Apracticalandusefulexplanationofharassment.Put the typical legal jargon aside – it’s not helping! Our webinar will offer participants an easy-to-understand and apply spectrum of behaviors that the law prohibits. Period. The broad range of that spectrum may surprise you.
- Best practices in this new climate.The foundation of any employer’s compliance program is a strong anti- harassment policy, comprehensive training and the ability to apply a policy’s written word effectively. Our program will explore the EEOC’s current compliance rules and provide meaningful strategies for investigating complaints; reaching proper conclusions (even in “he-said,she-said” scenarios); taking appropriate remedial action; and preventing retaliation.
About The Presenter
Nicholas J. Fiorenza is the President and Managing Partner of the Ferrara Fiorenza PC law firm. A graduate of the George Washington University law school, his practice is dedicated to representation and counsel of employers with respect to all aspects of employment and labor relations law as well as offering expanded business counseling to his private sector clients. He is also the Manager of Delacroix Consulting Group, LLC, the Firm’s affiliated human resources management consulting firm. He serves as General Counsel to Printing Industries Alliance where he provides employment law advice and other legal services to association members. In addition to his active practice, Mr. Fiorenza has developed and presented comprehensive managerial workshops on a myriad of employment-related topics, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, affirmative action obligations, effective management and leadership, administration of workplace discipline, and general compliance with all aspects of Federal and State employment law. He is a frequent speaker and author with respect to such topics. The law firm of Ferrara Fiorenza PC offers a practice dedicated exclusively to private and public sector employers in the labor relations and employment law areas. The highly regulated environment of Human Resources Law demands representation founded in a thorough understanding of the many challenges facing today’s employer.
To register for “Workplace Harassment: The Climate Has Changed! What Employers Must do Now!” visit our website. Cost to register is $89.00. All registrants will receive the “Workplace Harassment Desk Book” (via email).
Questions? Contact Tim Freeman at 716-691-3211 or via email at [email protected]