Sindy Warren is the principal of Warren & Associates LLC and a Senior Consultant of Legacy Business Cultures. She is an HR and employment law consultant and uses her legal expertise to help clients create and maintain positive and legally compliant employment practices. Sindy creates and delivers training programs on harassment and discrimination and conducts independent workplace investigations. She is a frequent speaker and writer on all thing employment-law related. Sindy received her J.D. with honors from Stanford University. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Tufts University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude).
Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
Harassment in the workplace is a problem every organization needs to think about, lest the courts step in first. The legal landscape can be confusing and counterintuitive, even to the most knowledgeable executives. In this interactive and dynamic two-hour program, we will teach your management and supervisory level employees the ins and outs of preventing and responding to claims of harassment.
Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:
- What workplace harassment is and, just as importantly, what it is not
- How to spot potential harassment in the workplace
- What to do if you become aware of or suspect harassment
- Liability issues
- How best to protect yourself and your organization from harassment claims
A one-hour session for employees is also available. This program augments our Respectful Workplace sessions by providing organizations with a powerful tool to prevent and, if need be, defeat costly harassment claims.
Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace
The list of “protected categories” under federal and state law is always expanding, or so it seems, including race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, pregnancy, and genetic information, to name just a few. While some of the rules pertaining to these categories are axiomatic in any respectful workplace culture, others are downright puzzling. Thus, the workplace is full of hidden discrimination traps for even the most well-intentioned unwary. This two-hour interactive session will provide managers and supervisors with the tools they need to be able to prevent and appropriately respond to claims of workplace discrimination.
Participants will glean:
- A clear understanding of the anti-discrimination laws covering the workplace
- Tools to appropriately respond to claims of discriminatory treatment
- How to avoid related claims such as retaliation
- Best practices in maintaining a discrimination-free culture
Did you know employers have a legal obligation to investigate when an employee complains about harassment or discrimination in the workplace? We can help by providing a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation. Not only will our investigation satisfy legal requirements and HR best practices, it will provide you with the requisite knowledge to heal fractured workplace dynamics and demonstrate your commitment to a workplace based on respect.