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Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment: Avoiding Liability Under OSHA and Employment Law - On-Demand

Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment: Avoiding Liability Under OSHA and Employment Law - On-Demand

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Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment: Avoiding Liability Under OSHA and Employment Law - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to implement training, reporting, and threat-mitigation strategies to curb the risk of workplace harassment and violence that could spark OSHA GDC violations and penalties.

Nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year, and many cases go unreported. At the same time, the #MeToo movement has brought renewed focus on sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace. While there is no federal OSHA standard for workplace violence or sexual harassment, the General Duty Clause requires employers to provide employees a workplace free from recognized serious hazards.

Over the years, OSHA has issued General Duty Clause (GDC) citations to employers after incidents of workplace violence and harassment. But how far OSHA will expand its efforts to investigate and address sexual harassment? The EEOC, meanwhile, continues to focus on sexual harassment, having recovered nearly $70 million for employees claiming sexual harassment through litigation and administrative enforcement in FY 2018, up from $47.5 million in FY 2017.

Use this on-demand webinar with Attorneys Aaron Gelb and Lindsay DiSalvo of Conn Maciel Carey LLP who will examine the legal risks of not paying close attention to threats of workplace violence and harassment under OSHA’s GDC. They will provide practical insights into training, reporting, and workplace violence- and harassment-related mitigation policies and procedures to minimize your legal risks and keep the workforce safe.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify enforcement priorities for sexual harassment and workplace violence at the EEOC and OSHA and determine whether your organization is likely to be targeted
  • Outline the essential elements of a workplace violence prevention program and policy
  • Incorporate effective sexual harassment prevention measures into your workplace violence prevention program
  • Use training, policies, and investigations to address workplace harassment and set clear expectations
  • Implement effective reporting procedures to give employees the tools to speak up for their safety and that of their coworkers

About Your Presenters

Aaron GelbAaron R. Gelb, Esq.
Conn Maciel Carey LLP

Aaron Gelb is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s Chicago office where he represents employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.  Mr. Gelb regularly advises and represents clients in relation to inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving federal OSHA and state OSH programs, while managing a full range of litigation against OSHA. Mr. Gelb also litigates EEO matters in federal and state courts (having tried several cases to verdict) and defends employers before the EEOC and fair employment agencies across the country.

Lindsay DiSalvoLindsay A. DiSalvo, Esq.
Conn Maciel Carey LLP

Lindsay DiSalvo is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. She represents and advises employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including wage and hour disputes, claims of employment discrimination, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. DiSalvo also reviews and revises employee handbooks and workplace policies and procedures and prepares separation and settlement agreements.

In addition, DiSalvo represents employers during inspections and investigations conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state OSHA programs, and handles the full range of OSHA litigation, from citation contests to administrative hearings. She also advises and counsels employers in responding to notices from OSHA about employee complaints of safety hazards and helps develop and audit safety and health programs.