Join us for our May membership meeting, When Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Come to Work: What You Need to Know, presented by Robin Hassler Thompson, J.D., M.A., on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 11:30am - 1pm at the Capital City Country Club.
Employers and human resources professionals need to understand how domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking affect their workplaces. Additionally, they should know what steps they can take to promote workplace safety, how to help victims to be safe, and consequently improve workplace quality and efficiency for all employees.
This presentation will cover:
1. The facts about workplace violence and how it impacts employees, quality of life at the workplace, and the bottom line.
2. The legal ramifications of workplace violence policies.
a. Employer liability issues
b. Laws in Florida that address this issue
c. Employee rights
3. How to develop an effective workplace violence policy.
a. Building a team – HR’s roles in working with security, EAP,
b. Addressing unique aspects of your workplace
c. Where to get help: available resources legal counsel, and other parts of the organization
4. How to implement a policy.
a. Creating an process and points of contact
b. Developing materials that explain and support the policy.
5. The essential and important aspects of training on the policy.
a. How to roll out training
b. Who should train and how often
6. The role and methods for promoting awareness.
Link to Leon County's policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Stalking in the the Workplace
a. Providing information regarding the topic and where to get help
b. “If you build it, they will come”: Being ready on day 1.
Zonta Model Policy Template
Presenter: Robin Hassler Thompson, J.D., M.A.
Robin Hassler Thompson, J.D., M.A., of Robin H. Thompson and Associates consults with a wide range of clients including universities and state and national public policy and human rights advocacy groups. Her work with Wider Opportunities for Women, a Washington, DC-based economic advocacy organization, focuses on how the justice system can more effectively support economic security and safety for survivors of sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence. Other related areas of expertise include human trafficking, the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the workplace, and labor and employment law and policy. Robin’s work includes policy development and analysis, meeting planning and organization, training and education, public speaking, strategic planning, and program evaluation.
Robin has served on and held leadership positions on local, state and national boards and committees. She served on the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, from 2011-2014 and chaired that body from 2012-14. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Robin led Florida’s first Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence from 1993-1998 as its Executive Director. At the request of the U. S. Department of Justice, she served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women. She graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1984. In addition to her law degree, Robin holds an M.A. from Florida State University and a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. where she graduated summa cum laude in 1981.
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