Webcast: Navigating Employment Issues: Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination and Other Potential Pitfalls in The Workplace

July 24, 2017

Recent press has made clear that no industry is immune from allegations of sexual harassment or other wrongdoing. From the perspective of an investor or startup company, it can result in serious adverse business consequences: for example, missed investment opportunities, a permanent online reputation, stigma, and a reduction in others’ willingness to work with or for you. Join our panel of employment lawyers as they discuss how to identify, prevent, and respond to workplace harassment and otherwise identify frequent employment-related pitfalls.

Among other things, our panel will:

  • Introduce you to the basics of federal and state employment laws—and the legal risks of ignoring them, no matter your organization’s size.
  • Provide practical guidance for responding to behavioral complaints, conducting an investigation, and taking appropriate action.
  • Teach you how to foster a culture of respect in the workplace—with an understanding that today’s workplace extends well outside the office.
  • Address specific questions submitted to the panel in advance.

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PANELISTS:

Michele Maryott is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County office. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Labor and Employment and Class Actions Practice Groups. Ms. Maryott’s practice focuses on business litigation, with particular emphasis on employment litigation, class actions and complex commercial disputes. She has litigated a wide range of labor and employment matters, including defending employers against wage and hour and discrimination class actions, and retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and whistleblower claims in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitrations.

Rachel Brass is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department where her practice focuses on complex class actions in the labor, employment and antitrust areas, and appellate litigation. Ms. Brass has extensive experience representing clients in high-stakes employment matters in the Supreme Court, as well as federal and state appellate courts throughout the United States. She has successfully represented companies in single plaintiff and class action Title VII, ADA, FEHA and Unruh Act discrimination claims. She has also obtained successful results for several companies in wage and hour class actions. She regularly advises companies on employment-related compliance issues.

Laura Sucheski is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Labor and Employment, Class Action, and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. She has represented clients in a variety of employment matters, including serving as an active member of the trial team defending a major retailer in a wage-and-hour class action in San Francisco, negotiating a favorable settlement of a classification dispute on behalf of a major shipping carrier, and advising on employment-related compliance matters.

 

MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION:

This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 credit hour may be applied toward the Ethics and Professionalism requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit.

Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or jmckeown@gibsondunn.com to request the MCLE form. 

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE Elimination of Bias credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour.

California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.