Eradicating Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

October 17, 2023

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” It can range from verbal threats to physical assaults and it can involve employees, clients, or visitors. According to a 2022 survey of U.S. workers by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), 28 percent of workers have either witnessed aggressive interactions between coworkers or have been personally involved in an aggressive confrontation. On average, there are 760 fatal occupational injuries each year that are attributed to the intentional action of another person.

Cultivating a workplace environment that is free of violence and harassment requires more than the lip service that is often found in employee handbook policies. It requires a commitment by organizational leadership to bring awareness to these issues, the implementation of a comprehensive prevention plan, and training. An organization’s failure to proactively take the necessary steps to minimize workplace violence and harassment can result in significant legal exposure under the “general duty clause” of the Occupational Safety and Health Act or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In this webinar, we will delve into an employer’s compliance obligations to prevent violence and harassment under the law. Additionally, we will discuss real-life examples where employers have been held responsible for failing to fulfill their legal obligations to combat violence and harassment in the workplace. And, we will present best practices for implementing a workplace violence prevention plan, drafting anti-violence and anti-harassment policies, and avoiding potential legal risk.

This program will consist of a substantive presentation followed by a question and answer period. To ensure that questions are answered, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of this webinar.

The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • “C-Suite” Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
  • Directors and Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • In-House Legal Counsel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Know what constitutes workplace violence and harassment
  • Understand the enforcement efforts by OSHA and the EEOC regarding workplace violence and harassment
  • Identify the elements of a comprehensive violence prevention plan
  • Implement best practices for workplace violence prevention and liability mitigation
  • Draft effective policies and complaint procedures in furtherance of preventing workplace violence
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
11/09/2022
Course expires: 
01/18/2024
Event starts: 
10/17/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/17/2023 - 2:00pm EDT
Cost:
$175.00

H. SCOTT JOHNSON, JR.

A Senior Counsel with the firm in the Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Law practice groups, Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: "Human Resources Managers and Staff, “C-Suite” Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs, Directors and Supervisors, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, and In-House Legal Counsel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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