Sexual Harassment in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sexual Harassment in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Event Information

Date(s):

Apr 14, 2021 - Apr 14, 2021

Time:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:

Online

United States

CAE Credits:

1

Levels:

Applied

Member Price:

$34.00

NonMember Price:

$45.00

Description

CAE Credits: Credits can only be earned through live attendance of each seminar. Watching recorded seminars will not count toward CAE credit.

Although headlines in recent years have brought an increased focus to sexual harassment generally, sexual harassment in workplace has continued to be a problem for employers, including associations. Virtual workplaces resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have created a unique set of challenges to associations’ efforts to maintain a workplace free of sexual harassment. This webinar will discuss what forms unlawful sexual harassment may potentially occur in the virtual workplace, what an association’s obligations are under the law, and the steps associations can take to minimize potential liabilities stemming from claims of sexual harassment arising from the virtual workplace. Through an application of real-life examples, we will discuss best practices, explore common pitfalls, and highlight areas of particular risk to associations.

This online seminar features facilitated audio content and conversations. Soon after registering, attendees will receive login information from Zoom. Participants will have access to the recorded session, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online session will close Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The full four-part series is available for registration, or you may register separately for any of the individual sessions:

Full Series: Effective Human Resource Management Amidst a Pandemic

Session 1: Incorporate Behavioral Interviewing Into the Virtual Hiring Process

Session 2: Sexual Harassment in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Session 3: Creating a Psychologically Healthy (Virtual) Workplace

Session 4: Employee Handbooks as Legal Protection for Associations Including COVID-19 Considerations

 

Accessibility Features:
This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have closed captioning provided by Otter.ai. If you would like to request a live captioner to be available during the event, please reach out to Linnae O’Flahavan

  • Speakers

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      Jennifer Prozinski

      Jennifer Prozinski represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. Her practice currently focuses on labor and employee benefits law. She has defended clients in employment discrimination, trade secrets, noncompetition, nonsolicitation, nonpayment of wages, wrongful discharge, unemployment compensation appeals, and labor relations cases. Jennifer also has assisted in conducting equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment training for clients and has advised clients in developing and implementing employment policies, negotiating employment contracts, strategizing for layoffs, negotiating employment and service contracts, and negotiating severance and settlement agreements.

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      Todd Horn

      • Selected by Best Lawyers in America as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Litigation (defense) in Maryland. • Co-author of the legal treatise, Maryland Employment Law (Lexis 2020), which judges and other attorneys have cited as a leading reference for two decades. • Ranked as a “Band 1” Employment Lawyer in Maryland by Chambers USA, which reported that he “is admired as a fantastic litigator -- one of the best in the courtroom, with a tremendous presence,” and he is “particularly sought out for high-stakes litigation.” • Regularly handles cases involving discrimination, FLSA collective actions, compensation, disability accommodations, retaliation, sexual harassment, ERISA, wrongful discharge and defamation. • Served as a lead defense counsel in one of the nation's largest employment-discrimination class-action lawsuits. • Provides employment advice pro bono to charities and nonprofit organizations. • Eagle Scout.

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