Preparing for the New Harassment Laws and Policy (Virtual)
August 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Oregon’s new Workplace Fairness Act significantly changes employer’s obligations with respect to handling discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault in the workplace. Notably, the Workplace Fairness Act increased the statute of limitations for certain types of claims from one year to five years. Effective October 1, 2020, it will be unlawful for an employer to require a non-disclosure, non-disparagement, and/or no re-hire clauses in certain agreements with employees, and employers will be required to implement a written policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault.
The law also provides that “golden parachute” agreements for past perpetrators of discrimination and harassment are now voidable. In addition to discussing the history of anti-discrimination and harassment laws on both a state and federal level, we will discuss updating your anti-harassment and discrimination policies and procedures; providing updated respectful workplace and anti-harassment and discrimination training; and having a plan in place to for investigating harassment and discrimination claims.
Join the HR Annie Team and Christine Slattery from Slattery Legal Solutions as we break down everything you need to know about the Workplace Fairness Act.
3:00-4:00PM – Presentation
4:00-4:30PM – Q&A
A replay of this workshop will be available to registrants for one week following the live event.
More About Christine Slattery:
Christine Slattery is an employment attorney based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to providing advice and counsel to employers on employment-law related issues, Christine conducts independent workplace investigations at the request of employers or their counsel. Christine investigates workplace issues including, but not limited to, complaints of sexual harassment; complaints of age, race, and gender discrimination; complaints related to FMLA or state-leave protections; complaints of retaliation; and allegations of violations related to corporate policies. Christine also conducts in-depth workplace trainings for both management and non-management employees on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, sexual harassment in the #metoo era; comprehensive anti-discrimination and harassment practices; combating unconscious bias; diversity, equity, and inclusion; employee engagement; and maintaining a respectful workplace.
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