#MeToo #TimesUp #AllRaise #MentorHer – Legal Implications for Employers and Tips to Avoid Being Part of the Next Social Media Movement

May 4, 2018

It is not just about the hashtags like #MeToo, #TimesUp, #AllRaise and #MentorHer. The landscape for employers is changing as quickly as internet speeds allow. Not only is it a mistake for employers to fail to take claims of harassment seriously – even if the complaint seems to be “stale” – but employers need to be aware of other changes on the horizon. These changes are taking place through the courts, state and federal legislatures and popular culture. Please join Dykema Cox Smith employment litigators for a conversation on this topic, including a review of Supreme Court authority that may allow an employee to assert a harassment claim over incidents that happened years before. We will, of course, discuss effective policies, implementation of those policies and effective training techniques. More importantly, we will discuss the impact of technology in these situations, the impact of these issues on organizational development and the anticipated legal issues associated with such efforts, as well as the coaching that future claimants are receiving on how to assert successful claims.

Additional topics include:

  1. Can an emoji really be evidence of harassment – seriously
  2. “Me Too” v. “Not Here”: finding a balance that acknowledges that harassment is real, but that not every claim has merit
  3. Internal complaint procedures and keeping the complaint internal
  4. How to respond to complaints – both valid and meritless ones
  5. Dealing with the ubiquitous “she said/he said” or, more often today, the “he said/he said”
  6. How to avoid a meritless claim from having merit through retaliatory acts
  7. Making sure you do not become a victim of a “pre-taliation” claim by an employee seeking to avoid discipline or termination

Speakers: Ramon D. Bissmeyer, Member, Dykema Cox Smith; Donna K. McElroy, Member, Dykema Cox Smith
(Speakers are Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Friday, May 4, 2018
Two session times offered: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  or 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Breakfast/Lunch served 30 minutes prior to beginning of presentation

Dykema Cox Smith
Weston Centre
112 E. Pecan Street, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205

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Parking: Complimentary guest parking is available only in the Upper Level Parking Garage of the Weston Centre accessible from Soledad Street. Parking ticket will be validated at the event.

Please contact Donna Rogers at 210.554.5467 or if you have questions.

HRCI eligibility will be determined after the program. If HRCI accredited, we provide Certificates of Attendance to all attendees.