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A New Look at Hostile Work Environment in the "Me Too" Era
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A New Look at Hostile Work Environment in the

Join "HRACC South" for a presentation & discussion on hostile work environments, and the value of educating the entire workforce on sexual harassment.

 Export to Your Calendar 2/26/2019
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:00 PM
Where: Eli's on the Hill
624 West Main Street
Branford, Connecticut  06405
United States
Contact: Chapter Operations
860-202-8107


Online registration is available until: 2/26/2019
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A New Look at Hostile Work Environment in the "Me Too" Era

What does hostile work environment really mean in the "me too" era?

Although CT State Statute requires sexual harassment training for new supervisors it does not require training for rank and file employees.  Our speaker will address whether all employees should be trained, and if employees should know the difference between intent and impact.  Is this or should this be an HR concern?  Or if you train employees on what constitutes a hostile work environment, will this increase CHRO complaints or the likelihood of civil lawsuits?   Also covered will be what employers and employees need to know to minimize exposure while at the same time creating respectful workplaces.

Key Session Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value and importance of educating all of your workforce about sexual harassment, especially as it relates to hostile work environment

  • Help employees learn that vocalizing their concerns is necessary for problem resolution (an offending employee cannot change his/her behavior if they are not aware of its impact on co-workers)

  • Learn best practices for supervisors and managers to intervene when there are inappropriate comments or jokes made in the workplace

EVENT ITINERARY
Doors open at 5:00 PM

5:00 PM –  Registration & Networking
5:45 PM  – Buffet dinner followed by chapter announcements
6:30 PM –  Presentation begins
8:00 PM –  Presentation concludes

CREDITS
This session has been submitted to HRCI for re-certification credits and to SHRM for professional development credits

FEES (SEE NOTES)
BONUS!
The first 25 registrants for this event will receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing to win an "Alexa," courtesy of Jack Soares, Legal Shield / ID Shield.

Members of HRACC Chapter - $35.00

Guests and Future Members - $45.00

NOTES:

1.  If you are a member of HRACC, please log in prior to registering in order to receive the members-only pricing

2.  If you are an HRACC member in transition, you may register at a reduced $20 rate.  Eligibility for this discount is limited to members who worked for an employer, have now separated employment, and are actively seeking re-employment elsewhere.

OUR SPEAKER - JAMES RASCATI, L.C.S.W

Mr. Rascati brings decades of experience in behavioral health, employee assistance program management, organizational development, training and consultation services.  He is also a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry (Social Work) in the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

He is a partner at Behavioral Health Consultants LLC, in Hamden, CT and is the director of organizational services.  In this role he is responsible for Employee Assistance Programs for over 120 organizations serving over 50,000 lives.  His firm also works with 56 police departments and 23 fire departments throughout the state of Connecticut.

Mr. Rascati is a certified instructor for the State of Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council, as well as an instructor at the New Haven Police Department and University of New Haven's Leadership Academy.