Workplace Investigations in the #MeToo Era
presented by Daphne Pierre Bishop
The aftershocks of the #MeToo and other social media-driven movements shook workplaces throughout California. From January through March 2018, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing received 939 complaints of sexual harassment, which is more complaints than were received in all of 2017. That trend is likely to continue into the foreseeable future. While it is impossible to completely prevent harassment and other forms of discrimination, ensuring your human resources department has the proper resources to effectively respond to employee complaints will minimize the potential risks, decrease exposure, and foster a safe and comfortable work environment for all employees.
This presentation will offer human resources professionals guidance on how to properly respond to employee complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
Attendees will learn:
- Components of an effective anti-harassment program
- Steps to take to conduct an investigation, including deciding when to retain an outside investigator
- How to handle potential due process issues, he said/she said situations and credibility issues
- This will be an engaging and interactive presentation!
11:30am - 12:00pm - Welcome/Registration/Networking
12:00pm - 1:30pm - Speaker Presentation
Lunch will be served
Daphne Pierre Bishop has represented companies with California workforces for nearly two decades. Her experience advising small to Fortune 500 companies in all types of industries against the gamut of employment-related claims in California gives her a unique advantage to assist companies prevent, investigate and resolve employee and institutional misconduct. Daphne’s practice focuses on providing internal investigation services as a neutral third party investigator or a strategic advisor, as well as advising and counseling employers on the plethora of issues that arise in the workforce. Daphne is an alumni of Yale College and UCLA School of Law.
This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
This program has been approved for 1.5 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.
Online registration closes on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.
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