Daily headlines show employers from every sector are facing an unprecedented pace of workplace misconduct claims. In addition to accelerating the number of claims, the #MeToo movement is expanding the scope of claims and potentially limiting employer’s options for confidentiality agreements and arbitration of workplace misconduct claims.
In this practical webinar, you will examine the trends for the next phase of workplace misconduct claims, including implicit bias and behavioral micro-inequities, unhealthy workplace culture, abusive conduct, and workplace civility. You will learn how social media is changing the complaint, investigation, and consequences process, and alternative “No Blame, No Shame” resolutions. You will also learn about the elimination of bias in the legal profession through data analysis and interactive hypotheticals that present the overall topic in the context of understanding and preventing bias in the legal profession.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Describe the expanded scope of conduct that warrants investigation and creates potential liability
- Recognize and develop response protocols for new sources of complaints emerging from social media
- Prepare strategies for the new rules regarding compliance analysis of stale complaints
- Create more effective anti-harassment training programs
- Develop new approaches to risk management
- Determine how to leverage workplace culture to prevent problematic conduct