Lunch & Learn – Workplace Harassment

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Date(s) - March 16th, 2021
11:30am - 1:00pm

Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwestern Ohio Inc.


Workplace Harassment 

Course Description

Attorneys frequently defend employers facing charges or lawsuits alleging employment discrimination.  Although the law is well-intended to protect employees from workplace discrimination and provide remedies when discrimination occurs, it is also common for employers to have to defend against unfounded claims of employment discrimination.  In those situations, employers should strive to have such claims dismissed at the earliest possible time. Listen and learn how many lawyers have secured the dismissals of hundreds of employment discrimination claims before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal courts.

Patty Wise Bio

Patty Wise is a nationally known practitioner in the area of labor and employment law.  She has been interviewed by NPR, quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Economist magazine, and has contributed to publications from San Francisco to Atlanta.  She has testified before a Congressional subcommittee, before the EEOC, and for the California State Legislature.  Patty was appointed by former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang to the EEOC Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment, and she is a past member of the SHRM Labor Relations Special Expertise Panel, which she co-chaired in 2014-2015.

She has trained thousands in this area of law, including state banking associations throughout the country; and has been a part-time professor for the University of Toledo College of Law for 20 years. Patty is a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has published books on harassment and retaliation, most recently the 3rd edition of her book, Understanding and Preventing Workplace Retaliation, published by the Thompson Publishing Group, Inc.