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Sexual Harassment Training for Law Firms

This program satisfies the required training under California Government Code 12950.1 for employees and supervisors of businesses with 5 employees or more as well as the State Bar of California’s Elimination of Bias training for attorneys. The training will be broken into two parts. The first session is intended for employees and supervisors, followed by a second session for just supervisors.

Samantha Pungprakearti, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

Samantha Pungprakearti (“Poong-pre-ket”) is a litigation attorney focusing on employment law and business disputes. She has deep experience in representing clients in employment matters, including cases

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Prevention: What You Need to Know About California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements In The Wake of the “Me Too” Movement

This presentation will address how California’s longstanding sexual harassment training requirements have been significantly expanded by both the Legislature and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. New statutes and regulations have expanded the training requirement to virtually all employees of a business or agency in California, regardless of size. In addition, key regulations went into effect mandating new content for sexual harassment trainings, including training meant to address harassment and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

This panel will address: 1) What you need to know about the new employer requirements; 2) Best

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Societal Trends and Legal Changes Brought About by the “#MeToo Movement.”

~ History of the “Me Too” Movement — Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Investigation, and Ramifications ~ Social Movements Spurring Sexual Misconduct Allegations in Other Powerful Areas of American Life ~ Consequences of the “Me Too” Movement — To victims, accused, third party companies, taxpayers, and stockholders, and To America and Foreign Countries ~ California Statutory Changes and Proposed Legislation in Response to the “Me Too” Movement ~ Thinking Outside the Box: Interventions and Solutions that Can Work

Desiree O. Cox Attorney at Law

Ms. Cox is a 35-year trial attorney specializing in sexual harassment, wrongful

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