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Advising Clients on Sexual Harassment Law in the #MeToo Era *In-Person at D.C. Bar*

July 12, 2018
Credit: 3.0 Credit Hours


This class will explore the legal framework for sexual harassment claims, including the requirements that the conduct be “unwelcome,” “because of sex,” and “severe or pervasive.” We will examine the circumstances under which an employer will be vicariously liable for the actions or omissions of its managers and how employers can satisfy the legal requirements for an affirmative defense. Additionally, we will discuss the legal and practical requirements for a prompt and thorough investigation, as well as some thorny investigation issues, including selecting the appropriate investigator, dealing with attorney-client privilege issues, and protecting the confidentiality of the investigation. The format of the class will include the use of hypothetical real-life scenarios to ensure that practical approaches to advising clients on these issues are thoughtfully explored.

Amy L. Bess, Vedder Price, P.C.; Thomas P. Murphy, Jackson Lewis P.C.; Alexis Ronickher, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP

$89 Cosponsoring Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government Attorneys; $129 Others

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Amy Bess,

Alexis Ronickher,

Thomas Murphy,