The Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on March 21st titled: "What's An Employer to Do in the World of #MeToo Harassment?"
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
The Harvey Weinstein scandal ignited the #MeToo movement which then exposed a firestorm of allegations of sexual misconduct by many other powerful men to include actors, comedians, celebrities, politicians and business executives. The movement has sparked a broader national conversation about sexual harassment and violence against women which has even made its way into federal legislation. But employers have been grappling with sexual harassment claims for decades. During this webinar, ALFA International attorneys Sarah Lamar and Schaun Henry will explore how recent developments and the #MeToo movement have changed the ways employers respond to sexual and other harassment allegations; what happens when the alleged harasser is a key figure in the company; what are the best practices for investigating harassment claims; and what actions employers can take to prevent harassment from occurring in the first place.
SARAH LAMAR is a partner with the Savannah law firm of HunterMaclean where she practices in the area of employment law. Sarah has experience representing employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts regarding discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, breach of contract, and tort claims. She also conducts in-house training for employers and advises clients on a variety of employment law issues. She received her B.A. degree from Yale University and her J.D. degree from Emory University. Before private practice, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard B. Kellam, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Sarah Lamar is currently the Co-Chair of the State of GA SHRM Government Affairs Committee and the past chair of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization. Sarah has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers” in Labor and Employment Law. The highly competitive Chambers USA legal directory highlights Sarah in its Georgia Employment Law rankings.
SCHAUN D. HENRY is a partner of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ALFA International law firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC., where he provides representation and counseling to employers on a wide range of federal, state, and local labor and employment matters. He defends employers in Federal and state employment litigation matters and provides guidance for employers on unfair labor practices and other labor relations issues, as well as providing representation for employers at labor arbitrations and negotiations. Mr Henry is intimately familiar with employer compliance issues and provides fell service assistance with vexing requirements like Affirmative Action Plans and Planning. He has lectured extensively on many of these topics and has conducted training sessions for human resources professionals as well. Before undertaking the practice of law, Mr. Henry served in the Armed Forces, concluding his service as a major in the United States Army Special Forces. He is a graduate of West Chester University and the Dickinson School of Law.