GMA SHRM HR Roundtable

Workplace Romance - Passions, Restrictions and Consensual Relationships

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 
M3 Insurance
 

Schedule

7:30am

Registration and Networking

8:00-10:00

Program

Fees & Registration

Roundtables are no cost, smaller and less formal meetings for GMA SHRM members only.

Advance registration is required. Number of participants capped at 20.

 
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Location & Directions

 

M3
3113 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713-2830

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Facilitated by Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark Law Firm

Presentation Description

People meet and fall in love at work.  Some companies foster office romance because both parties “understand” the company and each others’ work pressures.  On the other hand, the concerns of unwelcome sexual attention and aftermaths of soured relationships, and “quid pro quo” abuse of management power, have led a number of employers to implement policies prohibiting or restricting workplace romance.  Some courts have warned that “employers who do not have co-worker dating policies leave themselves vulnerable to sexual harassment charges.”  However, restrictive policies have generated lawsuits over constitutional rights, invasion of privacy, and have even been found to be discriminatory themselves.  This HR Roundtable explores on how to balance these interests, whether to have restrictions, and how to manage these policies. Come to this Roundtable and prepare to learn from expert attorney Bob Gregg and from your peers.

Facilitator and Expert

Bob Gregg, a partner at Boardman & Clark LLP in Madison, Wisconsin, has been involved in Employment Relations and Civil Rights work for over 30 years.  He has designed the workplace policies and procedures of numerous public and private employers.  He litigates and serves as an expert witness in employment cases.  A recognized educator and trainer, Bob has conducted over 2,000 seminars throughout the United States and authored numerous articles on practical employment issues, civil rights and management practices.  

 

For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818
chapteradmin@gmashrm.org

Program Schedule subject to change.

 
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