Preventing and Investigating Sexual Harassment in a #MeToo World


Including New Illinois Legal Requirements

 

 

January 16


- Learn NEW Legal Requirements

- Illinois will fine up to $5,000 to employers that fail to comply

- With the costs of litigation, training is a modest investment


Although harassment has been unlawful for many years, its spectacular rise as a workplace issue began with the phenomenal impact of the Senate confirmation hearings concerning Clarence Thomas for the United States Supreme Court. More than 27 years later, political and corporate scandals continue to fuel the fire.

Publicity about sexual harassment has had a profound impact on employment relations, and harassment claims remain at a high level. It is critical for employers and their key personnel to understand what sexual harassment is and is not, as well as the explosive ramifi cations of harassment claims.

Topics include:

  • How to identify and prevent sexual harassment
  • Understanding the impact of changing laws and fines
  • New training requirements under Illinois law
  • Explanation of legal concepts in practical terms
  • Conducting an appropriate and effective investigation of a claim of harassment
  • Developing strategies for harassment prevention and fostering a positive culture
  • Eliminating or reducing employer risk and liability

The workshop also explores how to prevent and deal with other forms of harassment, such as racial, religious, age, and disability harassment, and how to address bullying.

January 16, 2020

$229
includes continental breakfast
(Discount for 2 or more registrations: $199 ea.)

9 am - 12 pm






What People Are Saying:

“Your sexual and other harassment workshop was terrific. Probably one of the best legal subject matter presentations I have seen. Your knowledge, expertise and command of the latest and greatest on this important issue really showed through, but it was your ease and banter with the audience, and your great sense of humor that set today apart. I learned a lot but also had fun. I am enthusiastic about identifying my clients who could benefit from hearing what we all enjoyed today.”

- Owner and CEO of a Personnel Recruiting Firm

“You did a great job presenting your highly organized presentation. The mock investigation was so helpful and made people think about issues of sexual harassment from a number of different perspectives.”

- General Counsel of a Trade Association

“Your harassment presentation was A 1. You engaged the audience, you presented facts and you used audio and visual with impact. I was impr essed as were all in attendance.”

- Vice President of a Financial Consulting and Litigation Support Firm



About the Presenter:

Jon Vegosen is a founding member of the Chicago corporate and litigation law firm, Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman and Dunn Ltd. (FVLD), where he was co-managing partner for many years. Although Jon provides legal counsel on a wide variety of matters, he has extensive experience working with employers and boards of directors on issues directly related to preventing and investigating sexual and other harassment in the workplace.

The Commission on Women in the Legal Profession has hailed the anti-harassment policy that Jon developed at FVLD as a model for the American Bar Association. Approved as an EEOC anti-harassment trainer, Jon has conducted trainings for numerous clients, boards, professional groups, and associations, as well as for employers who have been the subject of EEOC investigations and settlements. He speaks widely, and he has authored several articles about employment issues, including harassment.

Jon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with Departmental Honors and received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, graduating Cum Laude.



For other upcoming events, Please see the workshop schedule.

For more information, contact us at: (630) 505-0500 x 226 or info@illinoisbis.org.