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Legal Issues Facing Human Resources in the Year Ahead

January 23, 2018
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
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PA Med Center
777 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Workplace Sexual Harassment in a post-Weinstein (-Cosby, -O’Reilly, -Lauer, etc.) World

Over a quarter century after the Clarence Thomas hearings, where workplace sexual harassment was first introduced into the national lexicon, it doesn’t actually seem like much has changed.  In 2016 alone, more than 25,000 claims of sex-based workplace harassment were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  That equates to roughly 70 sexual harassment claims being filed with the EEOC each and every day.  Perhaps more alarming, the EEOC estimates that three-fourths of people who are sexually harassed on the job don’t tell anyone.

Until now?

The never-ending wave of stories involving celebrities and politicians has sparked the #Me-too movement online.  Rest assured, these problems are not confined to Hollywood or Washington D.C., and the headlines being written today will -- very soon -- find their way to a workplace near you.  Now is the time, before it’s too late, for employers to scrutinize and reevaluate their approach to harassment training (assuming such training is even provided), policies, and the way in which expectations are communicated to employees.

We are honored to have the following Attorneys from Pillar+Aught provide us with information on this pressing legal issue.

   Dean F. Piermattei - It goes without saying that an attorney with countless litigations in federal and state courts under his belt is well-versed in employment law. Dean has defended claims involving Family Medical Leave Act, age discrimination, and sexual harassment. He’s handled injunction proceeding and successfully won trials involving non-compete clauses and confidentiality/trade secret issues.  He has handled commercial litigation associated with the 14th Amendment and Equal Protection claims, and even legal malpractice suits.  Dean is well-known for his stellar reputation for no-nonsense legal representation and proven results.  He works across industry and has built strong relationships in the private and public sectors.  

  John Martin brings a proven, hands-on approach to Pillar+Aught.  One day he’s running a federal jury trial for a national organization, the next he’s at a client site, providing actionable human resource training to managers and their teams.  John has successfully litigated cases before the state and federal court for companies based in Pennsylvania and across the United States.  John has advised his clients on a myriad of employment law matters including gender, age, disability, and race discrimination, as well as claims alleging harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. 

  Lindsey Snavely pays close attention to detail. If it happens in the workplace, she knows the ins-and-outs of the issue. Having previously worked as Counsel, Global Labor & Employment for The Hershey Company, she supported the Human Resources organization and provided advice and training on various workplace issues. Lindsey provides practical, actionable business guidance in representing and advising employers.  With comprehensive knowledge of labor and employment law, Lindsey has defended employers in state and federal courts, as well as before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  

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