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Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training (for Employees)


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateDecember 8, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This webinar will cover the elements of the victim’s claims and the employer’s defenses, the value of an investigation into allegations and claims, and remedies for wrongful conduct.

California State law requires all businesses with five or more employees to provide one hour of training on Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training to all subordinate employees by December 31, 2020. (Cal. Senate Bills 1343 and 778) Through a varied and interesting format, employees learn the basics of state and federal laws governing unlawful harassment based upon California’s protected categories (over 14 main classes plus several subclasses).

The instructor of this webinar will focus on current types of sexual harassment and “abusive conduct” in the workplace and train on employees’ obligations to help prevent it, with interesting examples and war stories about Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment Harassment. Your attendance certificate can document compliance in the event of an audit and satisfies California laws requiring this training by December 31, 2020.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify what conduct does or does not constitute unlawful sexual harassment or “abusive conduct” under California and Federal laws

  • List the ways to act in the workplace to avoid personal liability for sexual harassment and protect others from harassers

  • Recognize when to report a potential claim and when employers should conduct an investigation

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Karen Sloat has a career spanning over 30 years in many practice areas and three states – California, Colorado, and Hawaii. Her reputation as a specialist in employment law for many years has given her the expertise to handle claims of complex wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment, employment contracts, trade secret violations, fraud, and all other employment-related issues. As a zealous litigator and trial lawyer, Ms. Sloat has a vast knowledge of professions, occupations, and business issues that enhances her valuable legal advice to all of our clients – whether employees, employers, or nonprofits.

After graduating from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, in addition to her labor and nonprofit law expertise, Ms. Sloat served clients in the areas of insurance defense, commercial litigation, construction, municipal, estate planning, personal injury, adoptions and conservatorships, multi-million dollar financial and real estate transactions, water and environmental law, fraud, land use, criminal and general contracts/business law. Her broad scope of experience has led to successful jury verdicts, valuable judgments in bench trials, and beneficial outcomes to all of her clients when transactions, mediations, arbitrations, or other matters conclude.

Ms. Sloat is a certified mediator retained by individuals and businesses to resolve disputes on various legal issues. She also serves as a volunteer mediator in the Riverside County Superior Courts and lectures on labor law and non-profit law issues across Southern California.

About Our Presenter

At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, our attorneys represent businesses and employees throughout the Coachella Valley and Riverside County, California. We focus on all employment law related issues and are well-versed in the many California-specific employment laws and regulations. Relationships between employers and employees can be complicated. A lot is riding on the relationship for both parties, and disputes can quickly become emotional, stressful, and expensive.

Taking proactive steps to ensure that employers and employees are clear about the company’s expectations can help avoid future disputes. We can help by providing workplace manuals and training, counseling employers and employees, and advising human resources personnel. Establishing policies for the workplace can help create an environment with fewer risks of conflict. Our attorneys can also assist businesses reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic. Offices and other business spaces will look different now, and thinking ahead can save you trouble down the road.

Even the most cautious employers cannot avoid all work-related employment conflicts. There are many laws in place to protect California employees, and violations of those laws can result in serious consequences. Our lawyers understand the need to swiftly reach resolutions in these cases. Whether you are an employer or an employee, we are here to advise you on your employment-related rights and legal options.