Preventing and Investigating Sexual Harassment
in a #MeToo World
Including New Illinois Legal Requirements
- Learn NEW Legal Requirements in effect January 1, 2020
- Illinois will fine up to $5,000 to employers that fail to comply
- Training is a small investment to reduce risk
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 ramifications of harassment claims.
- 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
9 am - 12 pm
$199 - Early Bird Special - Register by 12/13
After 12/13 - $229 for single registrations, $199 for each additional registration.
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
- 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
- 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.
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