TRSA Webinar Tackles the “MeToo” Movement

Posted January 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm

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TRSA kicked off its 2018 webinar series with a topic that has been increasingly in the spotlight during the past year, with several high-profile figures falling due to past indiscretions coming to light. The webinar, titled “Sexual Harassment: An Old Problem Under a New Spotlight,” shared five steps that your company can take to avoid harassment and discrimination claims in the workplace.

The hour-long presentation was hosted by Joseph P. Shelton, partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Atlanta. Shelton previously spoke with TRSA members at the association’s first-ever Workforce Management Summit in April 2017 in Chicago. He also hosted TRSA’s September 2017 webinar titled “Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit.”

During the webinar, Shelton shared his five-step plan for avoiding claims:

  1. Make sure your policies match modern standards.
  2. Disseminate your policies in a thoughtful manner.
  3. Train your managers.
  4. Promptly investigate any issues raised.
  5. Enforce policies consistently.

TRSA has an on-demand learning library that will allow you to “live stream” all of the association’s webinars, including this latest edition. TRSA members can purchase webinars, and other training and educational resources at a reduced member price. Visit to go to TRSA’s On-Demand Learning portal to view this webinar and more.

TRSA has an exciting lineup of educational webinars in the works for the remainder of 2018. The next webinar is titled “Linen, Uniform and Facility Services Industry Internship Program,” and will be held on Jan. 17 from 2-3 p.m. EST. Click here to sign up for the webinar, which is free for TRSA members. Thanks to Monarch Brands, Philadelphia, for its support of TRSA’s webinars.