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    Developing Thorough Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policies and Procedures

    Date: January 8, 2014, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    This presentation will include the following information for auditing and updating policies and procedures to include:

    1.  Essential Elements in a Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures  
    2.  Components of Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
    3.  Discriminatory Harassment, Workplace Harassment and Bullying
    4.  Retaliation
    5.  Consensual Relationships
    6.  False or Fraudulent Claims
    7.  Confidentiality
    8.  Appeals
    9.  Union Rights During Investigation
    10.  Temporary Actions During Investigations (reassignment, administrative leave)

    About the Presenter:  Sheri Russell, J.D.

    Sheri Russell is the owner of Bellingham Mediation – a mediation and workplace consulting practice. Prior to moving to Bellingham in 2008, Sheri owned a law and mediation practice in Idaho, focusing on employment and family law, and was an equal employment opportunity department director and administrator for three universities and a large public agency. In these positions Sheri managed all aspects of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action compliance, including complaint resolution and investigation, policy audits and drafting, trainings, workplace mediation, and she worked closely with human resources administrators on disability and religious accommodations, supervisor coaching, performance-related issues, and workplace violence prevention and response.  Through her 19 years’ experience in employment and human resources law, Sheri has a strong track-record of helping individuals and organizations take proactive and preventative steps to avoid legal issues, and to appropriately and promptly address issues as they arise.


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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

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    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

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    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.