Public safety professionals are held to a higher standard of conduct than most members of society--and for good reason. First responders are the people we call in our moments of greatest need. They enter private homes. They are placed in the position to care for some of society's most vulnerable individuals including children, the elderly, and countless victims of crime or medical emergency.
These considerations that are specific to public safety are compounded by the fact that all Americans are entitled to come to work without being subjected to harassment.
Sexual harassment liability poses a substantial risk to public safety agencies in terms of financial costs, organizational disruption, and public trust. It is vital to agency operations that all employees--and particularly supervisors--are familiar with their fundamental responsibilities under the law when it comes to preventing and confronting sexual harassment.
In this webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss:
- Common Sexual Harassment Misconceptions
- Hostile Work Environment Harassment versus Quid Pro Quo Harassment Liability
- Management's Duty to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment
- The Fundamental Components of Effective Sexual Harassment Policies
- Management Duties in Investigating and Confronting Sexual Harassment
Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of labor and employment law. His practice experience focuses on employment discrimination claims brought under federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Matt serves as a public safety instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability related to personnel management.