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Sexual Harassment In the Workplace - What is It? What Can Be Done About It?

Boston, MA • January 17, 2018

We'll explore the definition of sexual harassment and strategies for how to address it in the workplace.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Sherin & Lodgen
101 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

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It has been 30 years since the Supreme Court of the United States recognized sexual harassment as a form of unlawful gender discrimination. Unfortunately, in many workplaces, the message has not yet gotten through. 

So, what is sexual harassment and what can be done about it? Needless to say, these issues involve both legal rights and career strategies.

Join WITI Boston for a frank and practical look at this high-profile topic. Attorneys Nancy Shilepsky and Brian MacDonough, Partners at Sherin and Lodgen LLP, will review with us the legal definition of sexual harassment and examples of what may or may not be illegal conduct.

After that, we'll examine the options available to an employee who has experienced (or observed) sexual harassment in her (or his) workplace, including whether she should complain internally or first talk to a lawyer, and how she should protect herself and her job from possible retaliation.

Finally, we will explore an employer's obligation not just to "investigate," but to take effective remedial action to eradicate sexual harassment in the workplace, and what employees can do to encourage the latter. Both legal rights and career strategies will be considered, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

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