Sexual Harassment is not to be taken lightly. Sacramento’s Mercy General Hospital learned this the hard way when a 2012 federal court jury awarded a former physician’s assistant $168,000,000 -- yes that’s $168 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest sum to be awarded to a single plaintiff in an employment case. The plaintiff claimed to have submitted at least 18 formal workplace complaints during her two- year employment with the hospital.
Since August 17, 2007, California state law has mandated that employees who perform supervisory functions in a company with 50 or more employees take sexual harassment training. Consequently, to help employers meet this obligation, Western Growers University is offering an interactive, two-hour AB 1825 compliant Sexual Harassment Prevention Workshop on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The workshop will cover legal definitions and obligations pertaining to sexual harassment and employment discrimination and educate attendees on how to correctly address such issues. Consequences of sexual harassment for both the individual as well as the organization will also be addressed.
This IN-PERSON workshop is being offered in both English and Spanish, at Western Grower’s Fresno office, 7575 North Palm Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711. Advanced registration is required.
For more information about the 2012 case: http://calemploymentlawupdate.proskauer.com/2012/03/articles/sexual-harassment/jury-awards-record-168-million-to-employee-in-workplace-harassment-suit/)
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