Effective Reporting Procedures Can Reduce Sex Harassment Claims

The importance of having effective employment procedures in place so that employees can report harassing conduct cannot be overstated. This advice recently was emphasized when a federal court jury rejected a female employee’s sexual harassment claim against the Salvation Army. The jury did so, in part, because when the employee complained about the harassment, the Salvation Army immediately investigated the complaint and took prompt remedial action.

An article discussing the case by DiMuroGinsberg attorney, Billy Ruhling, III, appears in the September, 2016 issue of the Virginia Employment Law Letter. As Bill states in his article, “the case provides a good lesson about the need to educate your employees on your expectation that they will conduct themselves appropriately at work” and to make them “aware of your procedures for reporting inappropriate workplace conduct so that you can take appropriate remedial action.”

If you would like to obtain a copy of Bill’s article entitled, “Jury Nixes ‘Jezebel’ Harassment Claim Against Roanoke Salvation Army,” please contact Bill at bruhling@dimuro.com.

Jonathan Mook to present at the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas

DiMuroGinsberg is pleased to announce that Jonathan Mook will be presenting at the 21st Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, one of the nation’s leading employment law conference, November 9-11, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Jonathan will be presenting a session on ADA accessibility titled, ADA Accessibility: Current Legal Risks and Practical Solutions for Ensuring that Disabled Applicants and Employees Have Adequate Opportunity to ‘Participate in the Workplace,’ with Director of Assistive Technology, Joseph Martini, from a Perkins School for the Blind. This session will help attendees stay ahead of compliance obligations set by the EEOC and ADA, and maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.

If you aren’t already familiar with AEIS, it’s a multi-track event, which gives attendees a wide variety of options for enhancing their learning experience. This year’s tracks will focus on four distinct and important areas:

  • Emerging Legal & Compliance Concerns;
  • Red-Hot Regulatory Updates;
  • Security and Risk Management; and
  • Data Analytics and Metrics.

We hope you’ll join Jonathan for this engaging and informative event that’s designed to help you to enhance your advanced practitioner skill set. We are pleased to offer an exclusive discount on conference registration for you. Just use coupon code A16SPEAK, for a $100 discount off this high-level event. Visit the AEIS website to register.