For a low cost of $149/$249 (member/non-member rate), HCA is offering an unlimited number of your HR, executive and management staff to get guidance from top legal experts on the law, policies-and-procedures, and staff training to address sexual harassment in the workplace and reduce your organization’s exposure to costly legal liabilities. Join our webinar on January 30 from 10 to 11 a.m.
While recent headlines have focused on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, studies show the prevalence and risk in health care:
- According to a December article in Becker’s Hospital review, approximately 12% of health care practices have no sexual harassment policy whatsoever.
- A searchable database at Buzzfeed finds that, over a 20-year period, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) received 363 sexual harassment claims from “home health care services workers” and those delivering “services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.” This statistic doesn’t count other related categories of home care workers, nor does it count non-EOC actions.
Indeed, Governor Cuomo has made sexual harassment prevention a signature issue of his just-unveiled State of the State Address and budget proposals, including a proposal to mandate that private companies doing business with the state must report sexual assault and harassment statistics.
Long story short, if you don’t feel confident about your protocols or haven’t revisited them recently, it is vital that you do so.
Vincent E. Polsinelli and Kristi Rich Winters are Principals at Jackson Lewis, one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms. They’ll be leading this one-hour webinar that you and your staff can view conveniently at the office, with no travel time required, and no limits on the number of your staff who can participate by speaker phone and a single computer line connection.
This is a great way to gather your relevant managers, executives and HR officials for shared learning on the steps you should take to ensure your organization has practices in place to prevent harassment in the workplace, and to address it meaningfully and effectively if and when it does occur.
Learn more and register at the link below.