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Corporate Misbehavior: How to Deal with Bad Behavior from the Boardroom
Tuesday 06/19/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn effective strategies on handling allegations of harassment and/or bias when the alleged perpetrator is in a position of power. 

A spate of recent news stories highlights a troubling fact pattern in workplaces: an employee alleges harassment and/or discrimination and the alleged culprit is a high-level company executive. A number of challenging issues arise when the alleged perpetrator is a person in a position of power at the organization. Who should investigate the claim? Was anyone else aware of this conduct? Is there a broader problem with the corporate culture that should be addressed? Is one-on-one training for executives the remedy (pre- or post-allegation)? This session will examine these and other issues that may arise when the perpetrator occupies the C-suite. This session will help you:

  • By providing crucial information on how to manage harassment and/or discrimination allegations against high-level executives.    
  • Identify anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies you can implement, the unique issues that may arise when a perpetrator is in a position of power, best practices for conducting workplace investigations, and strategies to prevent reoccurrence.   
  • Understand the importance of consistently following company policy, the impact on workplace culture, and how to train executives to prevent discrimination and harassment from the top.
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Joseph L. Beachboard, Shareholder,
Ogletree Deakins
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Dennis Alan Davis, Director - client training,
Ogletree Deakins