124 – Sexual Harassment: Prevention and Tips
Emily Galligan, Attorney, Heyl Royster
This presentation will focus on identifying sexual harassment in the workplace and how public employers can limit or avoid this type of liability. We will discuss how to implement policies and procedures to address sexual harassment, as well as practical tips to mitigate liability. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion with hypothetical scenarios. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the type of sexual harassment seen in the workplace today and how to handle difficult sexual harassment situations.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Understand the difference between the different forms of sexual harassment, including quid pro quo and hostile work environment, and identify illegal harassment and discrimination at the workplace.
- Determine how the employer should respond to and investigate sexual harassment allegations and what the employer can do to minimize liability.