The “Me Too” social media movement is forcing current and past sexual harassment out of the shadows and into the light. Some employers facing fresh complaints are prepared and have already done what is necessary to protect themselves from legal liability. Others, not so much. The U.S. Supreme Court created a strict liability standard, making employers responsible for the misconduct of their supervisors and managers, unless previous steps were taken which satisfy the elements of an affirmative defense. Our monthly meeting will feature a compressed version of an anti-harassment training program which was approved for use in settling two class action lawsuits, by the U.S. Department of Justice (public sector case) and the EEOC (private sector case). It will explain what employers must do in order to prevent and to properly respond to harassment in the workplace. The program has been presented hundreds of times, to rave reviews.
Audrey E. Mross is a partner and co-chairs the employment and labor law group at MWM. Audrey is highly regarded as a legal adviser to companies and HR departments locally and nationally. She worked for 11 years as a human resource professional prior to her legal practice. Audrey represents clients in matters involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and she guides human resource professionals in proactive measures to avoid litigation.
Our standard monthly fees will apply this month:
$35 - Members
$15 - Students
No Charge for first time attendees!
Please RSVP through Evite or directly to Angie Abston no later than
Friday March 23rd in order for us to get an accurate count for dinner.