1. How to Protect Your Organization from Sexual and Unlawful Harassment Complaints

How to Protect Your Organization from Sexual and Unlawful Harassment Complaints

How to Protect Your Organization from Sexual and Unlawful Harassment Complaints
Event ID: 17439
Recording: 15388

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center, LLC
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, managers and supervisors, financial officers, in-house counsel, trainers, CEOs

As we have seen in the news recently, a number of organizations have employed someone who may have been harassing employees, whether sexually or in other unlawful ways. In too many cases, the organization has ignored the claims or swept the issue under the rug. Recent victims’ stories suggest that organizations are neither properly preventing harassment from occurring in their workplaces nor responding properly when an allegation is made. With many more victims likely to come forward, potentially even at your organization, you must ensure they you are ready and know how to properly respond. That said, preventing harassment from happening in the first place is critical to mitigate the organization’s risk.

Please join Melissa Fleischer as she advises you on best practices when responding to workplace harassment allegations and provides strategies to help your organization best protect itself from potential workplace harassment claims.


This informative webinar will cover:

  • Legal responsibilities to prevent harassment
  • How other organizations have failed to properly handle harassment cases
  • Differences between quid pro quo and hostile work environment harassment
  • Lack of intent is no defense
  • Ensuring your organization is properly responding to sexual harassment complaints
  • How to handle harassment complaints against high-level managers in your organization
  • How to ensure confidentiality with harassment complaints
  • Understanding the prohibition on retaliation when someone has complained of sexual and unlawful harassment
  • Best practices for conducting an effective workplace harassment investigation


Your conference leader for “How to Protect Your Organization from Sexual and Unlawful Harassment Complaints” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with 20 years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center, LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues. She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University.


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