Retaliation, disability and sex discrimination/harassment comprised more than half of the 65,388 employment complaints filed in California in 2014, according to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Although most workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuits end in settlements, these settled cases cost significant money to resolve and open the door for similar claims by employees.
“A common mistake employers make after resolving a complaint is to not immediately assess if corrective measures are needed to prevent the situation from happening again,” notes Jessica Hawthorne, CalChamber senior employment law counsel.
But why wait until you’re the target of a lawsuit? California employers can enact policies and practices that reduce inappropriate workplace behavior and protect their business from liability.
On July 16, CalChamber’s live webinar lays out the framework. Employment law experts Erika Frank and Jessica Hawthorne will review California’s “protected classes” and present steps for creating a liability-free workplace that’s free of discrimination and harassment.
Webinar: Avoiding Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Register online at www.calchamberstore.com or call (800) 331-8877. Preferred and Executive members receive a 20% discount.
The webinar is optimized for viewing on mobile devices, and is approved for both HRCI and MCLE credit hours.
For those who can’t attend, the webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.