Vorys at Work: Discrimination and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Workforces across the country are currently navigating some of the most challenging subjects. Protests across the country are shining a light on racial injustices, and those conversations will extend into workplaces in every community. Many are using current events as a time to reinvigorate, reassess or redeliver training to their employees. In this webinar, we will discuss unconscious bias, privilege, discrimination, and harassment in the workforce. We’ll touch on trainings HR departments could consider in their own organizations.
We will also address any employment-related updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a litigation update; masks and other PPE-related considerations; and the use of waivers to reduce liability.
Chaz is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the labor and employment group. He has significant experience advising in-house legal counsel and HR leaders on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); collective bargaining, labor relations issues and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); drafting and implementing employee handbooks; providing management and employee trainings; and assisting with HR related issues associated with both mergers and acquisitions.
Natalie is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group. Her practice is focused on a broad range of labor and employment law matters. Natalie has significant experience litigating harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and non-compete cases. She has handled claims filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and similar state laws.
Akilah is an associate in the Vorys Houston office and a member of the labor and employment group. Akilah defends employers in and before federal and state courts and administrative agencies on claims arising under various employment statutes, including Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and their state law counterparts. She also counsels clients, particularly in the retail and energy industries on a wide range of employment matters, including calculating overtime rates, employment of minors, state law wage and hour requirements, internal investigations, and discharge and discipline of employees.