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Practice Management Update: Sexual Harassment Policy & Liability

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MCMS Headquarters

15855 Crabbs Branch Way

Derwood, MD 20855

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Please Note: On 1/12/18, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Hogan's veto of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which requires Maryland employers to provide Earned Sick and Safe Leave. It goes into effect on 2/11/18. It will effect employers of all size businesses. Montgomery County already has an Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law, but the requirements passed at the state and county levels do not fully align, so you'll need to take steps to comply. We will also address this issue, in additition to the below, at this event.

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The tsunami of recent high-profile stories about sexual harassment and the resulting "Me Too" campaign emphasizes that this area presents a significant potential liability for employers.

Has your practice...?

  • taken steps necessary to achieve a harassment-free workplace
  • regularly reviewed existing policies for possible areas of improvement
  • prepared to respond to harassment complaints that are not raised through official channels but are publicized on social media sites like Facebook

Breakfast is included!

Presenter: Douglas W. Desmarais, Esq, of Smith & Downey, PA, specializes in all aspects of labor and employer/employee relations. Doug’s practice focuses heavily on litigation avoidance, and he frequently advises employers on policies and practices that will minimize the risks of costly lawsuits. Doug also provides representation to employers facing claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, as well as state and federal agencies and courts across the country. He is a frequent presenter at legal seminars, and is the past chair of the Sexual Harassment Subcommittee, Committee on Labor and Employment Litigation, ABA Section of Litigation.

This Members Only Event: Available to members and their practice staff at no additional cost.

Not an MCMS Member? If you or your physicians would like to join MCMS to take advantage of educational offerings, contact 301.921.4300 or info@montgomerymedicine.org.

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