This presentation is designed to share with participants model EEO policies and then to examine those policies with a series of questions that touch on all areas related to harassment, discrimination, bullying, retaliation, equal opportunity, implicit bias, responding to employees’ complaints and concerns, and the process of creating a workplace of mutual respect and trust.
The issues will be presented as multiple choice options, not simply seeking a single correct answer but rather to explore the issues and to engage participants in a discussion of questioning the process, decisions and assumptions. Many of the multiple answers provided to different questions are intended to outline the common arguments in defense of inappropriate behavior. The intent of including those defenses is to engage participants in a discussion of some of the implicit assumptions underlying some very inappropriate conduct in the workplace.
An overarching goal of this presentation, therefore, is to go beyond the traditional training on sexual harassment prevention training and to tackle more challenging subjects such as:
- what motivates really bad behavior in the workplace?;
- how do we address our own biases and the biases of others?;
- and how should a company formulate its own ethical and professional standards so as to set a much higher bar than the minimal statutory safeguards prohibiting harassment, discrimination and retaliation?
Registration @ 7:45am
Continental Breakfast @ 8:00am
Speaker Begins @ 8:30am
Speaker Ends @ 10:30am
About the Speaker:
Professional experience and expertise Clark Malak is a labor and employment attorney in the California regional office of Vigilant. For the past 15 years, he has counseled Vigilant company members in California on a wide range of issues related to human resources management and labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, violations of statutory leaves under state and federal law, privacy claims, wage and hour claims and claims under the National Labor Relations Act. Mr. Malak has also represented Vigilant members before state and federal agencies, including the DLSE, the NLRB, the EEOC and the DFEH.
Prior to joining Vigilant, Mr. Malak worked as an employment attorney at the Littler Mendelson and Sherman & Howard law firms, focusing exclusively on employment litigation. Mr. Malak is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. With a particular passion for teaching, Mr. Malak has also taught comparative constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Lincoln Law School.
Education Mr. Malak earned a B.A from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regent Scholar with highest academic distinction. He holds an M.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley.
Presentations Mr. Malak has presented to multiple industry associations, SHRM and California Chamber chapters on multiple topics, including: preventing harassment and discrimination, legal issues for supervisors, California wage and hour law, conducting effective investigations, reasonable accommodation, and supervising employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Professional activities Mr. Malak is admitted to the California and Colorado bar associations.
Vigilant Services Established in 1960 and headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, Vigilant is a nonprofit employers’ association that helps its more than 500 company members with a wide range of employee relations services, training classes, safety programs, workers’ comp and health benefit plans.
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THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GENEROUS DONATION FROM INTERWEST
InterWest is a leader among top insurance firms, consistently ranking within the top 100 largest and the top 50 privately-held brokerages nationwide. They offer unparalleled expertise in all lines of property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits and personal insurance coverages, as well as surety bonds. They also provide innovative, value-added service from our Claims & Risk Control Specialists and Human Resource & Labor Law Consultants. Although they operate principally in California, they are licensed to write business in all 50 states and staffed to service clients with locations throughout the nation.