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    #Me Too: Making Your Trainings and Investigations More Effective

    Date: June 21, 2018, 7:45am
    HR Association of Greater Concord
    Northeast Delta Dental
    2 Delta Drive
    Concord, NH 03301
    Member $20; Non-member $40
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated that many company anti-harassment trainings are ineffective, unhelpful and can be counterproductive. Most trainings are designed to avoid legal liability rather than to change the behavior of supervisors and employees.

    From 2012-2016, the EEOC received more than 12,000 charges of sex-based harassment each and every year. In 2017, the explosion of sex-based charges has caused widespread concern in companies throughout the country.

    This timely seminar will focus on how to conduct effective workplace trainings and address difficult questions such as what HR should do if the alleged harasser is someone in the C-Suite, and what should be done if a complainant asks HR not to take further action?

    The seminar will also address the importance of conducting effective investigations when responding to harassment complaints and attendees will be given tips for best practices.  

    Deb Weiss Ford is Office Managing Principal of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
    She also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

    Ms. Ford received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Drew University in 1979 and her J.D. from Temple University of School of Law in 1982. She is an approved federal and state mediator. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, American Bar Association, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Maine, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England.