The #MeToo movement has brought about significant awareness of the extent to which exploitation, abuse, harassment and discrimination exist among different sexes and genders. Effectively, the “good ole boys” networks of former times are on their death knell and new opportunities are opening up to persons who were formerly disadvantaged by attitudes and behaviors of the past which are now deemed unacceptable. Firms that have failed to modify their culture and attitudes to provide more respect to others face ostracism, legal liabilities and even prosecution.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the webinar, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The historical and driving forces for behavioral change in offices regarding sex and gender
  • Key laws and regulations affecting sex and gender in the business and workplace
  • Some major cases leading to calls for reform
  • Some pro-active actions that can be taken by businesses and firms to reduce exposure to claims of sexual abuse, exploitation, harassment and discrimination

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • A short background and history of events and other factors leading to the raised awareness of sex and gender issues in business and the workplace
  • Defining sexual abuse, exploitation, harassment and discrimination
  • Examples of actions or activities that could constitute SEAH and discrimination
  • Notable cases
  • Preventative actions that can be taken by firms to mitigate the risk of SEAH and discrimination

Who Will Benefit

  • Business owners and operators
  • Management and Supervisors
  • HR departments
  • Ombudspersons
  • Compliance personnel
  • Risk managers


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Kenneth Barden has over 30 years of professional experience in the legal and compliance fields. For much of his career, Mr. Barden served as a Senior Anticorruption and Good Governance Advisor with t Know More

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