Respectful Workplace: Anti-Harassment Training with Sarah Platt

Wednesday June 13, 2018

written by united adworkers

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our anti-harassment sessions with Sarah Platt, employment attorney for Ogletree Deakins

As a club, one of our main missions is to provide valuable educational opportunities to our members. During these sessions, Sarah offered expertise and real-life scenarios for employers and employees to ensure they’re doing everything they can to create a safe and productive work environment. 

In addition to Sarah’s training, our members also engaged in an open dialogue to discuss the cultural and legal issues surrounding harassment in the workplace. Through these discussions, we feel our community is on its way toward a better understanding of how and when to jump in and help one another. 

But it won’t end there. We are eager to continue shining a light on harassment, discrimination and disruptive behavior in our workplaces. Through collaboration, education and the valuable feedback of our members, we hope to press forward — to celebrate our work, to bring people together, to help our community thrive.

Thanks again to Sarah Platt for her time, expertise, and guidance on these important issues.

The 3% Movement

If members are interested in the topic of #metoo and how everyone can come together to ignite change, we recommend visiting www.3percentmovement.com and learn more about the 3% In A Box module they have created.

“We break down this loaded topic into manageable segments that humanize victims through real stories, empower bystanders and actionable suggestions, and give an honest look at our industry’s shortcomings.” – The 3% movement 

ABOUT SARAH PLATT

Sarah Platt assists employers of all sizes with their “people issues”. Sarah works together with clients to provide proactive, practical counseling regarding hiring, discipline, termination, and accommodation issues. She also works with clients to conduct and implement change arising from pay equity audits. Sarah also often serves as an outside investigator and advises clients on responding to harassment and other internal complaints, including those arising at the highest level of an organization. She frequently provides training to clients and industry groups relating to harassment, accommodations and leave management, FMLA compliance, pay equity and other legal requirements and best practices. She has presented dozens of times in the last year, particularly in the wake of the #MeToo movement, to companies and groups working to create a culture of reporting in the workplace.

 

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