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Violence, Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace
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When: 05/18/2018
8:00 AM
Where: Best Western
300 Gateway Drive
Bethlehem, PA  18017
United States
Contact: Beth Carey

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Diverseforce VIII

Violence, Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace:
Your Toolkit for Reducing Risk
(3.5 SHRM PDCs Available | 3.5 General Credit Hours thru HRCI)

Sponsorships Available (also email

Friday, May 18th 2018

Mike Hardiman Esq.
Compliance and Workplace Harassment: What is and is not Protected

Shawn Kent Hayashi
President and CEO, The Professional Development Group
Emotional Intelligence: Addressing Bullying and Violence at Work

Panel Discussion moderated by Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq.
Panel Members include:
Ed Wurster
- Director, Protective Services PPL
John Harrison - Attorney
Carolyn Lamparella - Director, Preferred EAP
Miriam Rivera - Domestic Violence Advocate, Turning Point
Kim Sylvestri - ‎Supervisor, Victim Witness Unit, Lehigh County District Attorney Office

From bullying to online harassment to workplace violence, employees are experiencing more physical and emotional harm than ever in the workplace. According to the U.S. DOL, on average per week, twenty people are murdered at work and eighteen thousand employees are attacked in non-fatal attacks at work. Statistics show, moreover, that the sources of violence can come from anywhere.:  The effects of this harassment, bullying, and violence is estimated to cost employers approximately upwards of thirty-six billion dollars per year.

For HR, workplace violence is only growing more difficult to address. Over the past few years, we have seen both employees and third parties experience greater stressors at home; access the internet 24 hours a day; demonstrate a growing inability to personally communicate; feel the pinch of financial problems, witness politicians using crass language or hate speech without ramification; and watch cases of abuse become public.

With an all-star list of presenters, Diverseforce VIII will offer amazing insight into the in’s and out’s of workplace harassment, bullying, and violence. Our presenters will discuss topics relating to legal compliance, emotional intelligence, workplace security, spousal abuse, criminal violence, liability, protected classifications, and mental health. We will examine complicated issues, such as:

• Workplace cultures where harassment and bullying are the norm,
• Eroding efforts by employees to curb harassing, blunt or coarse behavior,
• Online activities,
• Dealing with passive victims,
• Sexism and ageism as the basis for abuse,
• Failure of leadership to look in the mirror,
• Dealing with the abusive third party,
• Addressing issues where death or depression is endemic to one’s work,
• Identifying problems proactively,
• Preserving of evidence and documentation when faced with violence, and
• Issues of harassment not barred by the anti-discrimination laws.

Date: Friday, May 18th Morning Seminar
Time: 8:00am-1:00pm (Registration/Doors Open/Breakfast Buffet opens at 7:30 AM)
Where: Best Western, Bethlehem
Cost: $100

(3.5 SHRM PDCs Available | Approved for 3.5 General Credit Hours Through HRCI)