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Seminar: Preventing Workplace Violence and Bullying and Associated Litigation

May 31, 2017 8:30 am
May 31, 2017 12:30 pm
Laurie Silvey
College of DuPage
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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, United States, 60137

Taught by attorney Michael Wong Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

Violence in the workplace and bullying should be a focus of HR departments as they are
often in the news. Businesses need to provide a safe work environment, support their employees and handle their risk while keeping costs reasonable. Not only the victims are affected by stress and anxiety due to workplace intimidation, bullying and harassment; those events can affect an entire department, facility or organization. Why? Because of the potential for lowered productivity, absenteeism and serious health risks. Making it through the legal minefields to avoid liability related to workplace violence in all forms is especially difficult.

Attendees to this interactive seminar will learn to identify and discuss critical legal issues early in the process. Attendees will receive sample policies and practice mechanisms to PROACTIVELY diminish the risks and liabilities associated with workplace violence.

Topics to be discussed:
• Legal Developments: Case law updates (local, regional and national)
• Legislative Changes: (IL Workplace Violence Protection Act; Anti-Bullying Developments; concealed carry and domestic violence legislation impacting the workplace
• Employer Policy Updates: Harassment; Intimidation/Bullying; Workplace Violence; Workplace Weapons; Workplace Search; Employee Monitoring/Surveillance; Drug Testing; Employee Harmony; Improving Hiring Processes; Background Checks; Applicant Questionnaire; Criminal Histories (convictions vs. arrests)
• Best Practices; Employee Investigation and Related Confrontations

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