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5 Practical Steps to Avoid #MeToo (Chapter Meeting)
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February Chapter Meeting presented by Andria Lure Ryan

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy, Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Jennifer Brinkley

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Five Practical Steps to Avoid #MeToo

It seems that each new day over the past few months has brought about a fresh round of reporting on yet another high-profile sexual harassment accusation. What started in October with substantiated allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein has blossomed into dozens of claims against Hollywood executives, actors, comedians, politicians, media personalities, and corporate executives. The victimized women and men now feel empowered to publicly share their stories, leading to a cascading effect that is not likely to subside anytime soon. With a newfound clarity, we are all reexamining our current and past workplace conditions.

Equally as troubling as the actual allegations of misconduct is the fact that these reports have pulled back the curtain to reveal organizational cultures that have often permitted the systemic and pervasive harassment to continue for years on end. Employers that have stuck their head in the sand about a toxic workplace environment could be forced to answer for their years of neglect, both in the courtroom and in the court of public opinion.

The time is now to examine your organizational culture to ensure that you are not only providing a workplace free of harassment, but also a workplace culture that does not embolden your employees to carry out unprofessional and hurtful behavior.

The good news is that this is a fairly straightforward process. Andria Lure Ryan will share a five-step plan that you can implement immediately in your firms.

Don’t miss this engaging, timely and critical AALA session.

"Me Too" (or "#MeToo") spread virally in October 2017 as a two-word hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. (Source: Wikipedia) Click here to learn more.

Speaker: Andria Lure Ryan
Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Andria Ryan is a partner in the Atlanta office and she serves as the chair of the firm's Hospitality Industry Practice Group. She represents employers in virtually every area of employment and labor law.

Andria represents employees throughout the United States in defending employment discrimination and harassment cases as well as handling traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practices and union campaigns.

She spends much of her time counseling employers in day to day employment and labor decisions and educating employers about prevention and practical solutions to workplace problems.

She is a frequent speaker to industry groups and human resources professionals on such topics as avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques.


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Free self parking is available in the parking deck.Valet is also available.

Sponsor Information

CambridgePartners is a full-service legal search & staffing firm and has been providing a full suite of personnel services for law firms and in-house legal departments for over 30 years. We are as much a part of the legal community as our clients. We are deeply knowledgeable about the culture and business of law, which makes us uniquely attuned to our client’s needs and our candidate’s career aspirations. We offer contingent search and contract staffing for all legal professionals nationwide from Partners to legal & administrative support. Cambridge also provides contract attorneys and Managed Document Review Services. CambridgePartners is an AALA Gold Sponsor.

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