Harassment at Events: Liability Concerns and Prevention Best Practices

Harassment at Events: Liability Concerns and Prevention Best Practices

Sexual Harassment at Meetings February 20, 2018 By: Julia E. Judish

Associations have a responsibility to provide a safe, harassment-free environment at their conferences and other events. Following a few best practices can help organizations avoid legal liability and ensure positive experiences for all participants.

The opportunity to participate in annual meetings, conferences, tradeshows, and other association-sponsored events is often a primary motivation for members to join associations. These events allow members—whether participating as speakers, exhibitors, or attendees—to stay abreast of the latest developments in their industry or profession, to connect with colleagues, and to develop valuable business and career relationships. ...