Hosted by the Colorado League of Charter Schools
Date: Friday, August 21
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Independence Institute, 727 E 16th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Cost: League Members: $45 per person; Non-members: $55 per person
Audience: School Leaders, Administrators, HR and Business Managers
Description: Don't get sued!! When was the last time your school’s leader, administrators and supervisors had anti-discrimination training? Whether your school’s administrators need a refresher or a first time training course, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training is an essential element of any effective claim prevention strategy. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that employers should provide this training to their employees on an annual basis. Failure to do so could result in:
a) increased claims;
b) assessment of punitive damages; or
c) the denial of certain defenses in a lawsuit involving claims of discrimination or harassment.
More importantly, it makes good business sense to minimize inappropriate conduct in the workplace not only because of the potential cost, but also to improve morale and create a more sustainable work environment, which is good for teachers, administrators, students and parents.
Because providing such training can be costly, the Colorado League of Charter Schools has teamed-up with the attorneys at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC to provide a cost-effective training for you and your employees. This training will provide:
- An overview of discrimination and harassment laws;
- an in-depth discussion of the types of conduct that gives rise to discrimination and harassment complaints, including issues involving off-duty conduct, social media and emails; and
- a discussion of appropriate reporting procedures and your school's responsibility when it becomes aware of inappropriate conduct or receives a complaint.
Content provided by Michelle Ferguson of Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC. Ms. Ferguson leads the firm’s employment law practice group. In her practice, she focuses on “preventative” employment law – finding ways to keep organizations out of court by being proactive in identifying and solving employment issues before a claim is filed. Ms. Ferguson counsels employers, individuals and governmental entities on all matters of employment law and day-to-day personnel issues. She also conducts anti-discrimination training for managers and employees, drafts personnel policies, forms and employment contracts, addresses collective bargaining issues and represents clients in all types of administrative hearings.
Registration: Deadline: Thursday, August 20. Space is limited, so sign up quickly!