Katharine Schafer to Present CHC Webinar, Workplace Harassment Laws & Prevention - A Necessity Now More Than Ever

November 7, 2019

By: Katherine R. Schafer

Workplace Harassment Laws & Prevention - A Necessity Now More Than Ever 
Community Health Care Services Foundation Webinar

November 7, 2019
11 a.m. - Noon

During this year's legislative session sweeping changes were made to the New York State Human Rights Law. The new law will have a significant impact on the litigation of discrimination and harassment claims filed with the Division of Human Rights and in court. In addition, the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Division of Human Rights have issued final guidance on the policy and annual, interactive training that is required by law.

This program will explore the new requirements and mandates imposed by the State, including:

  • What’s covered by the new broadened definition of “harassment”
  • Who is covered under the new expanded definition of an “employer”
  • Employer liability for harassing conduct directed at its employees
  • New legal requirements for what must be included in sexual harassment policies
  • Anticipated changes in terms of litigation, settlement agreements, and employment agreements
  • Best practices regarding new annual, interactive training requirements

With new and changing regulations and standards, employers should be evaluating the effectiveness of their current discrimination and sexual harassment policies. Employers must put prevention and training at the forefront to ensure that their work environment is safe and professional for every employee and that they’re in compliance with New York’s rapidly evolving laws. Join us for this important and timely webinar.

Who Should Attend 
CEOs, Administrators, Supervisors, Directors, and HR Staff.

Presented by:
Katherine Ritts Schafer, Member, Bond Schoeneck & King
Katherine R. Schafer is a management-side labor and employment law attorney with experience representing private and public sector employers in federal and state courts, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Department of Labor, the Unemployment Insurance Division, the National Labor Relations Board and in grievances and arbitrations.

Non-Member $259
HCP Member (member of HCP, State Association) $159
HCP Chapter Member (member of HCP and local Chapter) $149