This seminar is designed for principals, superintendents, administrators, guidance counselors, school board members, attorneys and others involved in the legal aspects of schools.
This timely seminar explains how your school district can defend against claims of sexual and other forms of harassment. You will be provided with practical advice in complying with federal, state and local laws relative to harassment and discrimination in the workplace, as well as information critical to effectively investigating harassment claims and avoiding potentially costly claims by employees.
Topics to be discussed include:
• What Is Harassment?
• Necessary Employment Policies To Protect Against Harassment.
• Investigating Claims Of Sexual Harassment
• Defending Claims Of Sexual Harassment
• Insurance For Claims Of Sexual Harassment
• What Is Retaliation And How To Avoid It
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
A. Statutory And Constitutional Protections Against Harassment
B. What Is Harassment?
1. Harassment Of School Employees
2. Harassment Of Students
C. Employer Liability
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Employment Policies
A. Anti-Harassment Policy
B. E-mail And Electronics Communication Policy
D. Employee Handbook
E. Training Of Supervisor
F. Training Of Employees
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
III. Insurance Concerns And Unemployment Issues
A. General Liability Policy
B. Workers’ Compensation Policy
C. Employment Practice Liability Policy
D. Unemployment Claims And Harassment
1. Defend Or Not Defend?
2. Statutory Protections
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
V. Investigating Harassment Claims
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers