Durham: 04.19.18 Dine and Learn
5:30 pm — 6:00 pm Registration & Networking
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm Dinner Buffett
7:00 pm — 7:45 pm 1ST Speaker, Christine Ashton
7:45 pm — 8:00 pm Q & A
8:00 pm — 8:45 pm 2nd Speaker, Avery Francis
8:45 pm — 9:00 pm Question & Answer
9:00 pm Announcements & Adjournment
The #metoo movement has empowered many individuals who were victims of harassment to come forward. In the current workplace culture, there is no tolerance for a poisoned workplace. As HR professionals, you have to ensure that your business has in place a fulsome policy and due process procedures to address allegations of workplace harassment and workplace sexual harassment. Failing to properly prevent and address workplace harassment and workplace sexual harassment exposes the company to being found liable under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and in violation of the Human Rights Code. The fines and amounts awarded are substantial.
1 in 3 women, that we know of, have been sexually harassed in the work place. In December of 2016 I became one of the 1 / 3 women. It was through my experience that I discovered something paramount about how we as HR professionals are approaching harassment in the workplace. The workforce has changed, we have changed. In the landscape of #metoo, Uber, jian ghomeshi, and countless other public sexual misconduct accusations today’s victims are scrolling through 1 trigger at a time. Becoming apart of a debilitating statistic taught me a lot about what needs to change with the way we deal with unwanted violence in the workplace. Through Triggered I plan to shift the narrative around sexual harassment in the workplace from being prevention centric to people centric. As HR leaders It’s time to talk about supporting victims and focus on strategies and programs we can implement to do so. Though my personal story the Triggered talk is a call to action for HR Leaders to do better through cultivating environments that drive a culture of support and wellness.