'Sexual Harassment: From Crisis to Inclusion’ set for April 4
By SHERI GASSAWAY
Over the last six months, the topic of sexual harassment has made national headlines with numerous cases of high profile individuals accused of making unwelcome sexual advances or obscene remarks.
To help employers and organizations gain insight into the widespread epidemic, the Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA) Gateway Chapter is offering a program called “Sexual Harassment: From Crisis to Inclusion” on Wednesday, April 4.
The event will be held at the UFCW Local 655 Union Hall at 300 Weidman Road in Ballwin. Breakfast and registration begins at 7:45 a.m., and the program runs from 8:15 to 11 a.m.
The program will provide information on how organizations are dealing with the crisis when an accusation has been made, as well as steps that can be taken to prevent future cases.
Going beyond “first, do no wrong,” the program will discuss ways individuals and organizations can improve the culture and environment of workplaces and organizations to make them less hostile and more inclusive.
Local attorneys will discuss the handling of accusations. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will provide information on effective training and policies. And a diversity scholar/consultant will provide advice for creating a more supportive climate.
The program is free for LERA patrons and co-sponsor members and $50 for LERA individual and non-members.
RSVP for the program by March 28 online at lera-gateway.org, or by mail to LERA, c/o Rudy L Smith, 240 Millridge Dr., Moscow Mills, MO 63362 or by phone at 636-356-4320.