Top 10 Strategies for Preventing Harassment in Your Workplace: Protecting Your Organization from Liability

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DL Only                 $349.00 includes DL and materials
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center LLC
Price: $349.00, DL 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

Harassment complaints are coming out regularly from every type of industry imaginable. Don’t make the mistake of thinking your workplace is not at risk. The actions of your employees could lead to significant legal and financial risk for your company, especially if you don’t take proactive steps to try to prevent harassment in the first place. Workplace harassment can take many forms, and it is up to you to implement effective policies and procedures to mitigate your organization’s culpability and demonstrate that your organization has exercised “reasonable care” should a complaint arise. From understanding what harassment is to designing effective policies and training to try to prevent it, this webinar will cover at a number of strategies to help protect your organization should it be implicated in a harassment complaint.

Please join Melissa Fleischer as she reviews HR’s obligations to prevent and promptly address any harassment in the workplace with an easy step-by-step guide for adequately addressing harassment and creating an iron-clad method for preventing liability for harassment in your workplace.


This webinar will cover:

  • Understanding harassment and how it can arise in your workplace
  • Different types of harassment including quid pro quo and hostile work environment
  • Recognizing harassment in the 21st century - virtual harassment
  • Same-sex harassment is still sexual harassment
  • Avoiding liability for harassment - understanding HR’s obligations to protect the Farragher and Ellerth affirmative defense
  • What is required to demonstrate you have exercised “reasonable care”
  • Understanding what an effective anti-harassment policy requires
  • Training of managers and employees is mandatory
  • How to demonstrate that you enforce your policy, conduct prompt, impartial Investigations and take timely corrective action


Your conference leader for “Top 10 Strategies for Preventing Harassment in Your Workplace: Protecting Your Organization from Liability” 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 School of Law.


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