PBI Slates Seminar On HandlingSexual Harassment Cases

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 00:00

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) this month is offering a CLE seminar titled Handling the Sexual Harassment Case in three locations.

The program will take place on Tuesday, August 8 at the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh; on Tuesday, August 15 at the PBI Conference Center, 5080 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, and on Tuesday, August 22 at the CLE Conference, Wanamaker Bldg, Juniper Street, Philadelphia. Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

This course has been designed at an intermediate level for those who have a familiarity with basic sexual harassment law. After bringing attendees up to date on the case developments, panelists will discuss handling a sexual harassment case from the investigation through trial.

Among the discussion topics will be: counseling the employee who believes he/she is being harassed; complaintsthe alleged victim must make, how and when, to be protected from retaliation; how an employer can avoid retaliation claims from the alleged victim and others who participate in the investigation; the extent to which the employee or the employee's counsel should participate in the investigation; what to do about naming individual defendants; what evidence should be explored to support or defend a punitive damage claim in light of Kolstad .

The course planners are Samuel J. Cordes, Ogg, Cordes, Murphy & Ignelzi, L.L.P., and Thomas S. Giotto, Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling.

For details on program fees and CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For reservations, call (800) 247-4724 or visit www.pbi.org.