When Harry Sued Sally - HR and the Rise of Non-Traditional Discrimination Claims

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
You will learn about the recent rise of non-traditional harassment claims and receive practical advice on how to limit your own legal exposure.
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In recent years, companies and courthouses alike have been inundated with formerly rare complaints of reverse (female-on-male) sexual harassment, same-sex harassment, same-race harassment, and other non-traditional types of workplace discrimination.  Employers are often caught off-guard when confronted by such claims, and make mistakes that result in an increased likelihood of liability should the claims proceed to court.  In this session, you will learn of recent cases involving unusual claims, and receive practical guidance on how to avoid becoming the next salacious news story involving non-traditional harassment claims.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Matthew S. Effland

Matthew S.

Matthew Effland is the Vice President – Employment Counsel for KAR Auction Services, Inc.  KAR is a provider of vehicle auction services in North America, facilitating the used vehicle marketplace by providing auction services for sellers of used, or whole car, vehicles and salvage vehicles through its auction locations and multiple internet venues. The Company has a network of 65 whole car auction locations and 164 salvage auction locations, as well as offering a variety of online and financing services.  In his role, Matt provides guidance and support to KAR’s Human Resources department, drawing on his 14 years of management-side private practice.  Matt is licensed in both California and Indiana, and is the author of the recently-published SHRM Book ”The Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law: A Guide for HR Professionals.”

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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