Surveys show that over 50% of women in advertising report experiencing sexual harassment.
Do you know how to handle complaints and allegations? Are your policies and procedures up-to-date? Are you creating a safe environment for all your employees so that you can attract and retain a diverse workforce that feels respected and included?
This webinar will review the relevant laws and definitions governing workplace discrimination and harassment, clarify the obligations of management and supervisors, review case studies, and discuss how these laws and obligations intersect in the context of a creative work environment.
What You Will Learn:
What constitutes discrimination and harassment?
What is a hostile work environment?
When does bullying cross the line into illegal harassment?
What are the obligations of management and supervisors to recognize and prevent harassment?
What steps can your company take to prevent harassment and help create a safe work environment?
What’s the first thing to do on receipt of a complaint?
Who Should Attend:
About Wendy Stryker and Candice Kersh:
Wendy Stryker is counsel to the Employment and Litigation Groups at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz P.C. She represents marketing services agencies, media companies, tech startups, and other sophisticated corporations and individual executives in New York State and Federal courts and before administrative agencies and self-regulatory organizations.
Ms. Stryker also effectively plays the role of outside general counsel. She advises on a wide variety of employment issues as they arise, including discrimination and harassment, employee classification, wage and hour, employee discipline, employee use of social media, background checks, interview questions, and requests for disability accommodations. She regularly performs on-site training for client staff and reviews and drafts employment-related agreements, policies and handbooks.
A frequent public speaker, Ms. Stryker presented “Employment Law Issues in the Virtual Workplace” at the 2017 national South-by-Southwest conference, and “#You'reFired@Work: Social Media & Employment Law" at the 2016 South-by-Southwest conference. She has presented at the New York City Bar Association Employment Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association Women on the Move Conference, the International Association of Young Lawyers’ HNW Same Sex Family’s Going Global Conference, and Social Media Week in New York. The Society for Human Resource Management frequently quotes Ms. Stryker on employment law topics, and she has been interviewed on employment law matters by Forbes, Variety and SiriusXM.
Candice Kersh is recognized as an industry leader in the advertising and media businesses. In 2016, she was recognized by Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media - the only lawyer to receive this honor, and, in 2008, Ms. Kersh was the first lawyer ever named to the prestigious Advertising Age ‘Women to Watch’ list. Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business praises her, saying she has “great business instincts so is not just a lawyer, but also a partner in negotiations.” Ms. Kersh has been named a best lawyer in Advertising Law by Best Lawyers since 2010 and in 2014 was named ‘Advertising Lawyer of the Year - New York City’. The Legal 500 continues to recognize her as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in advertising, and Ms. Kersh has been repeatedly named a New York-area “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Ms. Kersh’s experience and creativity combine to make her one of the nation’s go-to attorneys for all issues of advertising and marketing law. She has a unique “appetite for the untried and undiscovered,” and “a passion for helping sort through the issues and translating the solutions to other key stakeholders” according to Jeff Hicks, former President and CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
A frequent speaker at industry seminars and conferences, Ms. Kersh also conducts internal seminars for her clients’ advertising, marketing, and public relations personnel.