Riverside - Sexual Harassment Prevention in the #MeToo Era
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Riverside - Sexual Harassment Prevention in the #MeToo Era

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory
3191 Mission Inn Ave
Banquet Room
Riverside, California  92507
United States
Presenter: James J. McDonald, Jr.
Contact: Barbara Hileman

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PIHRA Riverside

Sexual Harassment Prevention in the #MeToo Era


Recent focus on sexual harassment in media, entertainment and government will likely bring a new wave of sexual harassment lawsuits against employers of all types. This presentation will take you beyond the basics and show you how to write an effective policy against harassment, how to train managers and supervisors to avoid seemingly innocent situations that often lead to harassment claims, and how to respond effectively to complaints to prevent them from becoming lawsuits.

The non-deductibility of confidential settlements of harassment claims under the new tax law will be addressed too.

  1. Learn how to write a policy against harassment that will encourage employees to bring complaints forward internally.
  2. Learn how to tailor your AB 1825 training to make it more relevant and effective.
  3. Learn how to conduct an investigation of a harassment complaint that will stand up in court.


Program Agenda

11:30am - 12:00pm: Registration/Lunch/Networking
12:00pm -  1:15pm: Program
   1:15pm - 1:30pm: Q&A



James J. McDonald, Jr., Fisher & Phillips LLP


James J. McDonald, Jr. is managing partner of the Irvine of the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jim tries employment cases before juries, judges and arbitrators. He has defended hundreds of employment lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, wage and hour violations, retaliation, defamation and related torts. He also has prosecuted and defended cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. He has won numerous trials, arbitrations, summary judgments and motions to dismiss and has obtained many favorable settlements in mediation. He also has served as an expert witness in several cases. Jim is author of the book California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published annually by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Jim teaches labor and employment law in the Human Resources Management Program at the University of California, Irvine. He is certified SPHR by the Human Resources Certification Institute and he holds the SHRM-SCP certification as well.

Jim was named Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law - Management in Orange County, California in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. 


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $20 $30
PIHRA Student Member $15 $20

Online registration closes on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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