Preventing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination:
An HR Risk Management Webinar for Associations

Webinar • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 2:00- 3:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credits

There is a new heightened awareness in society today. Daily we now hear and read allegations of harassment by high-profile figures. Also, people are becoming more aware of what is and isn’t fair and proper in the workplace. When celebrities and big corporations are involved it makes for good headlines, but imagine if one of those headlines is about your association, or one of your executives or officers?

Defending a single harassment claim could bankrupt your association. A discrimination lawsuit could prompt donors and sponsors to back away. Plus, long before actual charges are even filed, a negative environment can take a serious toll on productivity and member and staff retention. Clearly, harassment and discrimination are risks you simply can’t afford. But how do you manage them?

First, make sure you understand how today’s state and federal laws define workplace harassment and discrimination—and where associations often go wrong. Then, put the right policies and training in place.  If claims or lawsuits do arise, be ready to minimize the chances that things will escalate.

Here’s where to start…

Register today for Preventing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination: An HR Risk Management Webinar for Associations

In this 90-minute webinar, two expert employment law attorneys provide clear and up-to-date guidance on keeping harassment and discrimination from undercutting productivity—and raising the risk of lawsuits. You’ll learn how current laws and the latest court cases affect what constitutes harassment and discrimination, and what types of policies, training and troubleshooting can prevent problems.

Also: What to do if claims do arise. The attorneys will provide expert guidance on steps to take if problems do occur, including how to investigate a claim and next steps to take. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Register today and learn how to keep discrimination and harassment from putting your association at risk, including:

  • A practical review of employment laws covering the workplace
  • What constitutes harassment and discrimination in the workplace
  • The role of the association and a supervisor/manager in preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
  • The importance of having policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment
  • How to use manager/supervisor training to keep problems from arising
  • Tips for investigating claims of harassment and/or discrimination correctly
  • Examples from real-world cases involving discrimination and harassment—what the employer did right … or wrongs

Remember, the damage from a single discrimination or harassment charge can lead to bankruptcy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn troubleshooting policies, practices and training that can reduce your association’s risks.

Register today for Preventing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination: An HR Risk Management Webinar for Associations

Meet Your Trainers

Jennifer S. Jackman is a Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and an experienced member of the Business Litigation section in the D.C. office, where she represents large and small businesses, nonprofit associations, employers, community associations, and individuals in matters involving discrimination, business torts, products liability, professional liability, general negligence, and breach of contracts. Ms. Jackman is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Newcomers of Great Falls.

Tiffany M. Releford is a Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and Co-Chair of its Community Associations group, focusing her practice on labor and employment law and community associations in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Ms. Releford represents large and small businesses, nonprofit associations, employers, community associations and individuals in matters involving discrimination based on disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, and age. She has appeared before state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the D.C. Office of Human Rights, and the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission. 

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all associations with more than one staff member, including trade and professional associations and association consulting companies. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs)
  • Vice Presidents, Human Resources
  • HR Managers and Supervisors
  • Directors, Employment
  • Inclusion and Diversity Directors

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

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