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Anti-Harassment Training and Investigations in the Era of #MeToo

Wednesday, February 28
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4040 Seattle, WA 98104, Columbia Tower Club in the West Room on the 40th floor

Whether this is your first or twenty-first anti-harassment training, this seminar will provide you with key take-aways for conducting workplace investigations and preventing and responding to harassment. In this era of #MeToo, no employer can afford to be lax in enforcing its commitment to anti-harassment. But, how do you deal with the he-said, she-said scenarios? What is expected of employers in this era of heightened awareness of harassment? These are the questions we will address in this seminar, along with practical guidance for minimizing the risk of liability in your workplace.

What you’ll learn:
• Legal obligations concerning harassment prevention and responses
• Effective strategies for conducting workplace investigations
• New guidance for limiting exposure to harassment liability



About the Presenter: Selena Smith is a shareholder with the law firm Davis Grimm Payne & Marra. She has several years of experience representing private and public sector employers in labor and employment law matters, including with respect to discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour compliance, FMLA, ADA, employee relations, and related matters. Ms. Smith also has extensive experience representing and advising employers in traditional labor law matters, including collective bargaining, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings, labor arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, and strike preparation.
Ms. Smith offers a proactive approach with her clients, providing day-to-day advice, training, and guidance concerning handbooks and labor agreements. In addition, Ms. Smith represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Smith combines her knowledge and experience in labor and employment law with strategic advice to fit her clients’ unique needs.



 

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* Continuing Education Credits available upon request. Contact Kelli Schueler for more details at KelliS@awb.org or 360.943.1600.