With all of the news of sexual harassment and misconduct that exploded in 2017, employers have a greater responsibility to have a legally compliant workplace and to properly address complaints. Changing workplace cultures requires a deep look at existing practices and problems and having uncomfortable conversations. This session will explore how employers can proactively prevent and address harassment in the workplace by setting the proper tone and having infrastructure in place that protects employees.
Our speakers, Alexis James and Renee Noy, will discuss the following topics:
• The underlying reasons and causes of sexual harassment
• The critical importance of training management to recognize and address bad conduct
• Understanding the legal consequences
• Holding employees accountable
Alexis D. James, Esq. and Renee N. Noy, Esq., are owners of the boutique law firm, WorkWise Law PC, which counsels and represents small to mid-market companies with their employment and labor law compliance needs. Alexis and Renee have a combined 26 years of experience in employment law, having practiced on both sides of the equation. Their insight into why employees sue their employers helps their clients avoid the common pitfalls of being a California employer. Alexis and Renee are the preferred partners of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), providing legal and educational services to medical practitioners. They have been featured speakers at the National Association for Women Business Owners, Pediatric and Physical Therapy Associations, CSUN attorney network, and will be presenting at the 2018 HR Star Conference in Los Angeles, CA.