Sexual Harassment and Bias in the Workplace
The ultimate goal for any employer is to have a positive work environment for their employees. This course will explore the vital necessity of understanding bias and sexual harassment in the workplace. The laws that govern sexual harassment and bias in the workplace consist of the federal law of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”), Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) and the state law is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA’). As Attorneys, sexual harassment should be viewed from the client’s perspective and as employers.
The areas that will be discussed:
- The meaning of sexual harassment.
- The meaning to bias or gender bias in the workplace.
- Laws that govern sexual harassment and bias in the workplace for federal and state.
- Impact of sexual harassment and bias in the LGBT communities.
- Possible remedies to combat sexual harassment and bias.
1/2 Hour of CA Bar-Approved MCLE credit for The Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
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About the Instructor: Janet Levy, J.D. Levy has practiced law, served as a legal department executive in the corporate sector and taught courses about law in a variety of college and graduate school settings. She is on the faculty of the University of Phoenix. Ms. Levy received her Juris Doctorate Degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1985.
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Elimination of Bias as a Risk Management Strategy
½ hour of Elimination of Bias MCLE credit
The elimination of bias in the legal profession is a worthwhile goal in its own right, but the process also serves an important risk mitigation function. Law firms face regulatory and tort risk from a failure to address bias. These risks can be reduced through training and policy. This course offers some practical insights into the issue of bias from a risk management perspective.
You will learn:
- About risk management and how it applies to law firms, especially smaller firms
- How bias creates risk for the firm and the practicing attorney
- How to manage bias risk
About the Instructor: Hugh Taylor, who was a lecturer at Berkeley Law from 2009 to 2011, has spent the last 20 years working in the information technology industry. He writes frequently about cyber security and compliance. Certified in Information Security Management, Taylor has done marketing and product management for security startups and global IT companies involved in cyber security.