Affirmative Defenses to Hostile Work Environment Charges

Duration: 60 Minutes
This webinar provides proactive advice to managers, directors and stakeholders regarding affirmative defenses they can raise when both responding to a Charge of Hostile Work Environment and/or Litigating an Allegation of Hostile Work Environment.
Affirmative Defenses
Instructor: Gregory Powell
Product ID: 505258
This will also discuss the laws enforced by EEOC or a state employment agency related to hostile work environment and what is employer liability, the affirmative defenses an employer can use and the best practices to follow.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • Define Harassment
  • The EEOC charge (deficiencies)
  • Affirmative Defenses
  • Best Practices
  • Various Scenarios to unpack hostile work environment issues, allegations, and affirmative defenses
Why Should you Attend
We will discuss the Affirmative Defenses that Employers can raise if they are faced with a Hostile Work Environment Complaint.

This webinar will explore several affirmative defenses that employers can allege, if they are served a charge alleging Hostile Work Environment by either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a state employment law agency.

It will explain what are the Laws enforced by the EEOC, what are the prima facie elements of a Hostile Work Environment Allegation, how does a typical EEOC charge look like, what are the affirmative defenses, what is employer liability and the remedial best practices which can followed.

Areas Covered
  • Considering the EEOC charge
  • Responding to EEOC charge
  • Developing Affirmative Defenses
  • Reviewing Best Practices relative to Affirmative Defenses
  • Scenarios that test our understanding of Affirmative Defenses
  • Liability & Remedies
  • Why we need to be proactive
  • Retaliation & Reprisals
Who will Benefit
  • Compliance Officers, Managers and Directors
  • HR personnel
  • Regional Management
  • CEOs, Stakeholders
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Instructor Profile:
Gregory graduated from Morehouse College ('87) with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. After working several years as a journalist and investigative reporter, he entered law school at the University of Wisconsin ('94) and focused his studies on administrative law (labor and employment law, negotiations, constitutional law, arbitration, litigation, collective bargaining, contract, Litigating Before the NLRB, FLSA, Discrimination and Harassment, OSHA, private [NLRA] and public sector Labor [WERC, PERB] Law), and was a member of Wisconsin's Moot Court Team. After law school, he worked at a boutique labor and employment law firm (management-side) in Memphis for several years, and relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to work in the City's Attorney's office as an Employment and Labor Attorney, representing the City's Municipal Executives (Police Chief, Fire Chief, City Librarian, City's Labor Department, Hospital, City Engineer, Chief of Sanitation). Eventually, he secured a job as an Employment Attorney and Hearing Officer with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), where he worked almost twenty years. Most recently, he worked as the Principal Labor Relations Representative for the County of Santa Clara in California. He currently teaches at Ohio Christian University (William Seymour College).

He earned his Master of Divinity from Regent University (2014), focusing on Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, and Practical Theology. Also, Gregory has earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama ('04), focusing on writing plays and poetry; his first collection of poetry, Tin Ears {Bowie, Maryland: Broad Wing Press, 2016 (ISBN 1-938373-07-3)} was recently published. Also, he is currently writing a cycle of 7 plays that address racial reconciliation, Voting Rights, Civil Rights, Religion, Union, Convict Leasing, Works Songs, and Blues.The first play, Ruby's Harmonicas & Pianos, Incorporated, was premiered by the Aldridge Theatre Company at the Downtown Theatre (Birmingham, Alabama) on 17 April 2016. He has completed two additional plays in the cycle (Beans Bones Blues and No Honey in the Rock); he is currently writing a fourth play, LeviĆ¢??s Processing & Packaging, Incorporated, and recently started researching the fifth play in the cycle, Fire in My Bones, which addresses the genesis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

He facilitates workshops and seminars relative to labor and employment law, Executive Coaching Seminars, and Creative Writing workshops.
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