Los Angeles - Political Correctness at Work: Where to Draw the Line
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Los Angeles - Political Correctness at Work: Where to Draw the Line

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: The City Club
555 S Flower St
51st Floor
Los Angeles, California  90071
United States
Presenter: Andrew J. Hoag
Contact: Kinette K. Cager
213-480-0809 x240

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Political Correctness at Work: Where to Draw the Line


Many employers are uncertain about how far they must go to police the words and actions of employees at work. Do you need a policy against bullying? How should you reconcile employees’ competing sensitivities regarding politics and religion? Can you still require employees to follow a dress code? In this program, you will learn how maintaining a too “politically correct” workplace can backfire.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to draft a policy against harassment that will not encourage complaints from hypersensitive employees
  • Learn the limits of “freedom of speech” in the workplace
  • Learn how far you must go to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs and practices


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration & Welcome
8:00am - 9:30am: Speaker Presentation



  Andrew J. Hoag, Attorney at Law

Andrew J. Hoag is an attorney in the Los Angeles office. His practice includes representing employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, including training employees and management on wage-and-hour issues and mandatory sexual-harassment-prevention trainings; counseling employers on legal compliance; drafting transactional documents such as employee contracts, severance agreements, settlement agreements, and employee handbooks; and litigating single-plaintiff and wage-and-hour class and collective actions. Andrew has represented clients in a broad range of industries including: the agricultural industry, the airline industry, the media and celebrity news industry, the software industry, and the transportation industry.



This program has been approved for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.5 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.



Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $45 $45
Guest/Nonmember $60 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $35 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00pm. 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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