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Sexual Harassment Roundtable: Practical Guidance for Employers
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
Eligible for 1 CLE credit

Sexual harassment continues to be a significant workplace problem that has moved front and center with continuing prime-time media coverage. This one-hour Sexual Harassment Roundtable focuses on practical guidance for employers. With ever-changing business pressures and the many federal and state laws, including the new tax bill, it can be overwhelming to stay on top of the latest information. Our all-star panel of legal experts will help guide you through the current landscape and discuss a wide range of topics including:
  • Why sexual harassment remains a persistent workplace problem
  • The types of sexual harassment allegations that can be trickiest for employers
  • Pros and cons of using nondisclosure clauses in settlement agreements
  • How mandatory arbitration impacts sexual harassment claims
  • Best practices for preventing sexual harassment and handling allegations when they do arise
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Featured speaker:
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris, Principal, Jackson Lewis, PC
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager for the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis. She is Co-Leader of the firm’s Class Actions and Complex Litigation practice group. Her practice focuses exclusively on the representation of employers in defense of all types of employment related claims including sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage hour claims at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts, as well as proceedings before administrative judges and agencies. Stephanie is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and a Co-Chair of its Women’s Interest Network.
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Featured speaker:
Chris Bourgeacq, The Chris Bourgeacq Law Firm, PC
Founder and owner of the firm, Chris has practiced law for more than 30 years, including over 25 years at AT&T as in-house labor counsel. Chris now advises businesses, executives, and senior managers on various issues arising under labor & employment law. Licensed in Texas, Missouri and Illinois, Chris has extensive workplace law experience, serving as lead attorney or in first-chair trial roles in hundreds of lawsuits, mediations, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He also has briefed and argued several appeals in federal and state courts. Chris is equally experienced drafting and reviewing employer handbooks, policies, and procedures with an eye toward making them comprehensive and understandable. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on workplace law and trains employers and employees in this area.
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Featured speaker:
Brooke Colaizzi, Member, Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
Brooke Colaizzi is a Member of Sherman & Howard L.L.C.'s Labor & Employment Law Department, representing employers in all types of employment matters. Brooke has litigated claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and the FLSA, including significant experience with FLSA collective actions and hybrid collective-class actions, as well as state-law contract and tort claims before administrative agencies and in both federal and state courts. She counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including contracts, workplace policies, employee relations, wage/hour issues, leave laws, wellness programs, independent contractors, and covenants not to compete. Brook was awarded 2013 Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best in Show: Best Employment Lawyer, Defense. She has significant experience in internal investigations including cases involving allegations of sexual harassment.
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Featured speaker:
Eric B. Meyer, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP
Eric B. Meyer is a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Dilworth Paxson LLP. Eric is Chair of the firm’s #SocialMedia Practice Group and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. He also publishes The Employer Handbook (, which the ABA Journal recognizes as a top labor and employment law blog. In addition to being a frequent lecturer around the country, among other outlets, Meyer has been quoted in,, Entrepreneur,, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Eric also serves as a volunteer mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as an arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He has conducted workplace trainings on sexual harassment, conducted sexual harassment investigations, litigated and mediated sexual harassment cases (both as advocate and mediator), and written extensively about the topic.
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