HR Educational Program & Roundtable (Members Only) - #metoo-Changing Culture and Context
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When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: 100 High St
9th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts  02110
United States
Contact: Caroline Santayana

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HR Educational Program & Roundtable - #metoo-Changing Culture and Context
Co-Sponsored by Association of Legal Human Resource Managers 

CLM® CLM Credit: 1 hour for Functional Specialists (who are not HR Specialists) towards the extra hours needed by Functional Specialist applying for the CLM exam
CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resource  (HR))

This interactive presentation will address the legal framework applicable to the #metoo movement and sexual harassment claims generally.  But the discussion will move beyond mere legal compliance to raise awareness as to how to promote respect, civility and tolerance in the workplace.  The discussion will include ways to prevent and eliminate harassment, bystander/upstander interventions, what harassment is, and is not, practical dos and don’ts, and methods for fostering a healthy workplace culture.  Highlights of the EEOC’s Select Task Force Report on Harassment in the Workplace will be discussed. These will include practical advice from the report, including risk factors and checklists. A discussion of the EEOC’s focus and activities since the release of the report will also be part of the presentation.  

We will conclude with general HR roundtable discussion after the presentation is over.  Roundtable topics will be solicited from those who register closer to the date.



Patricia Wise is a partner at Spengler Nathanson Ltd. and was among the first class certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law. She recently testified before the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues at their hearing, “Beyond the Headlines: Combating Service Sector Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo” and before the California Legislature’s Joint Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response. Patty served as a representative of the Ohio State Bar Association to develop an Ohio Judicial College training program requested by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to address the issue of harassment. 

She was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in the Class of 2018.  Former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang appointed Patty as one of 16 members of the EEOC Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment, and Patty is a mediator for the EEOC. She recently presented at the Indiana EEOC Technical Assistance Program seminar. She has written several books and numerous articles on employment law matters. Patty is president of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, and Northwest Ohio Homeownership Development Agency and is a board member of the Toledo Fair Housing Center.

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