Sexual Harassment and You – What Every Employee and Employer Needs to Know


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The panel will consist of professionals in employment law and human relations who will offer their expert insights on the current landscape, legal issues and rights, and effective employer policies related to sexual harassment in the workplace. Scheduled panelists for this event include Lori Armstrong Halber and Rick Grimaldi, attorneys at the law firm of Fisher Phillips; David Hackett, an attorney at the law firm of Cozen O’Connor; and Alison Diflorio, Managing Partner, Human Capital Management, Exude, Inc.


Program Registration Flyer – SexualHarassment May 22, 2018

Program Agenda – May 22, 2018

Do you wish to know more about Sexual Harassment and how it can impact you, your organization, business, school or non-profit? Do you wish to know more about how to minimize and reduce instances of Sexual Harassment in your organization?

Do you wish to know how to develop, select and implement employee training programs on harassment prevention?

Employment law attorneys and human resource professionals will provide information on issues related to sexual harassment including the current landscape, employee rights, and best practices for employers related to training, establishing office policies, putting in place reporting structures, and reviewing complaints.  A mock sexual harassment and Q&A panel to answer attendee questions will be held following the panelists’ individual presentations.

Attorneys who attend can obtain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit through the Delaware County Bar Association and human relations professionals can earn continuing HR education credits through the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®)CEU credits are available through the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Attendees will hear from an experienced panel of legal and human resources professionals and those in leadership positions. The panel will share insights which can be used by those who work in many organizational capacities such as human resources, management, risk management and leadership. Attendees will learn about recent trends Sexual Harassment and the workplace.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about ways in which Sexual Harassment can deeply impact organizations, employees and the work they do. Resources and information will be provided which will be applicable to a wide variety of organization types.


Together, Rick and Lori host a podcast, the Employer Chronicles, which focuses on labor law. The pair cover topics that could affect businesses and the way they operate and give insights on how to deal with the rules, laws and regulations governing the business community. Together they have nearly 50 years in management, labor and employment law. Rick and Lori recently hosted a Fisher Phillips seminar on workplace violence prevention, featuring guest speakers from the FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department, for more than 50 business owners, in-house counsel, human resource executives and safety professionals.

Lori Armstrong Halber, Esq., Partner – Fisher Phillips

Lori Armstrong Halber is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. With an eye towards practical results, she has been representing management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law for nearly 20 years.

Lori has extensive experience defending employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in matters involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with particular class and collective action experience.

With respect to traditional labor matters, Lori provides labor relations counseling (including formulating comprehensive and strategic union avoidance tactics), defends clients in grievance arbitrations and represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Lori regularly provides preventive counseling and training for executives, supervisors and employees on topics such as harassment prevention, the respectful workplace, effective communication, performance management, diversity and inclusion and union avoidance.

Lori is a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative & Leadership Council Steering Committee.

Lori was listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in 2007 and has been regularly selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers since that time. In 2006 she was selected as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.

Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D. 1997, Barrister Award

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, B.S. 1991

Rick Grimaldi, Esq., Partner – Fisher Phillips

Rick Grimaldi is a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices. He gets results with an understanding of the practical business needs of his clients. Rick is the Chair of the Fisher Phillips Government Solutions practice group.

His national practice spans all aspects of labor and employment law including regularly representing employers in litigation matters involving discrimination claims and wrongful termination claims.

He provides advice, counsel and training on such topics as interviewing and hiring, performance management, creating a respectful workplace and drafting of employment handbooks and policies.

In addition, he assists businesses in traditional labor matters such as formulating comprehensive and strategic union avoidance practices, protecting employers in union election campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements and defending grievance and unfair labor practice claims.

Rick also assists employers with regulatory and government administrative issues at the local, state and federal levels. Rick has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers every year since 2007. He is also a host on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT-AM in Philadelphia.

Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 1987

Temple University, B.A. 1983, magna cum laude

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Dave Hacket, Esq., Cozen O’Connor

David L. Hackett, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, focuses his practice on representing and counseling employers concerning the full spectrum of labor and employment-related issues. David has represented employers before federal and state courts, arbitration hearings and administrative agencies. He has defended claims of unlawful discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, wrongful discharge, unfair labor practices, unemployment compensation, breach of contract and whistleblower complaints, as well as non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret litigation. He has also assisted employers in opposing unionization efforts and collective bargaining negotiations. In addition to providing daily counsel to employers, David drafts personnel policies, severance agreements, affirmative action policies, employment agreements, covenants not to compete and trade secret agreements. David also assists clients when seeking to interact with government entities and elected officials on the local, state or federal level.

Alison Diflorio, Managing Partner, Human Capital Management, Exude, Inc.

Alison DiFlorio, PHR, is the Managing Partner of our Human Capital Consulting Division. She co-founded the division in 2006 after more than 20 years in HR and training/development roles in the corporate sector. Her group provides expertise in the areas of training and development/management coaching, HR compliance and process and on-site HR consulting/placement. Alison’s work is based on the belief that an organization’s greatest resource is its human resource.

Exude’s HR Consulting Division supports the HR efforts of both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Exude’s consultants range from PHR to PhD and provide both on site and project support. Whether a handbook revision, compensation study or on site interim to permanent HR support, you will receive the right level of expertise and experience for the time you need it! Exude consultants are ready to jump in to help you and your business be successful.

Alison is a graduate of The George Washington University where she earned a BA in International Studies. Certifications & training include: Professional Human Resources (PHR), Certified Master Trainer of Myers- Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) Memberships, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).