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Join CRHRA on Monday, January 14th for a FREE webinar where you will learn how to proactively implement New York’s new Anti-Sexual Harassment Requirements and promote diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias in your organization.

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When: January 14, 2019
12:30-2:00pm
Where: United States
Contact: Molly Bibisi
518-694-4582


Online registration is available until: 1/14/2019
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New York has Reacted to #MeToo – Are you and your Company?

Join CRHRA on Monday, January 14th for a FREE webinar where you will learn how to
proactively implement New York’s new Anti-Sexual Harassment Requirements and promote
diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias in your organization.


The webinar will provide a background of the evolution of the #MeToo movement and where we are a
year later. You’ll hear about the overall under representation of women in the workplace, particularly in
upper management and on boards of directors, and how states are trying to rectify the problem through
legislation. On the flip side, we’ll also review the backlash that has occurred in response to the #MeToo
movement, with an analysis of bias case law and the #HimToo movement.


Given all the recent chatter surrounding #MeToo, many people are asking how exactly “sexual
harassment” is defined. Together, we’ll explore specific examples of the types of conduct that may
constitute sexual harassment as well as basic legal standards for hostile work environment and quid pro
quo “this for that” sexual harassment. Harassment prevention will be a primary focus of the
presentation, including supervisor responsibilities and related ethical concerns.


The New York State and New York City requirements for sexual harassment policy and training
requirements will be presented in detail, and a basic analysis of requirement in other states will also be
included as part of the discussion. The program will probe into the specifics of workplace investigations,
the standards for retaliation in the workplace, and the pros and cons of zero tolerance policies. You’ll
learn about the standards for non-disclosure agreements in New York and the evolving case law
regarding settlement agreements and mandatory arbitration. The webinar will conclude with trends in
#MeToo-Related Litigation.

About our Speaker, Kathryn Barcroft:

Kathryn Barcroft’s law practice focuses on employment law in the #MeToo era
of employment litigation. Ms. Barcroft represents employees and employers in all
areas of employment litigation and contract negotiations. She represents plaintiffs
in a wide range of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination and
retaliation, wrongful termination,harassment, trade secrets, restrictive covenants,
and breach of employment contracts. Kathryn regularly represents individual
employees in connection with the negotiation and drafting of separation agreements
and negotiates favorable settlements in favor of her clients. Her extensive experience
has resulted in the settlement of numerous cases through direct negotiation and mediation.
Kathryn has authored various articles for the New York Law Journal including a recent article
on the New York sexual harassment guidelines New York, New York! Taking the Lead to Combat 
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
(New York Law Journal (October 17, 2018). She recently presented to the Association
of Corporate Counsel regarding Sexual Harassment and the #Metoo Movement, States are Reacting to #Metoo – Is Your
Company? What In-House Counsel Need to Know About the Evolving Sexual Harassment Legal Regime and Maintaining an
Ethical Legal Department
(November 1. 2018
). Her other legal articles involving various employment issues include: The Latest
on State and Federal Family Leave Programs (Law 360, November 16, 2018); Protect our children by passing Child Victims Act

(Times Union, September 17, 2018)
; Where There's Smoke: N.Y. Companies Should Re-Examine Marijuana Policies (New
York Law Journal, February 28, 2017)
; Legal Commentator, Department of Labor's Final Overtime Exemption Law (Law
360, May 18, 2016)
; Changes are the Way for Employee Overtime Classifications (Inside Counsel , May 5, 2016); Legal
Commentator, Supreme Court's decision - EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc.
(Law 360, June 1, 2015); The EEOC
Hears Concerns About Social Media and Hiring
(New York Law Journal, March 9, 2015); Supreme Court Addresses
Employer Responsibilities to Pregnant Workers
(New York Law Journal and Outside Counsel , January 13, 2015); The
Revolving Door: An Analysis of Post-Government Employment Restrictions for Foreign Representation
(University of
Virginia Journal of Law & Politics, April 1, 1998)
. She has also appeared as a television commentator on various New
York programs including Capital Tonight, Empire State Weekly and local ABC, CBS and NBC outlets concerning the new
sexual harassment guidelines and the church abuse scandals, including her letter to the editor:). She is a member of the New
York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section with membership on the Workplace Rights and
Responsibilities Committee, the Equal Opportunity Law Committee, and the Diversity and Leadership Committee. Her prior
committee memberships include the New York City Bar Association Committee on Sex and the Law and the New York
City Bar Association Committee on Domestic Violence.

Ms. Barcroft is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and has nearly two decades of experience in private
practice in New York. She currently practices at the Solomon Law Firm PLLC with offices in New York and Washington,
DC.

This program has been submitted for 1.5 hours of General HR credit through HRCI and SHRM.

Date & Time: Monday, January 14th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Cost: FREE!

Webinar details will be provided upon registration.

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