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    Essential Information HR Professionals Need to Know Regarding Harassment Prevention in Your Organization—Beyond the Basics

    Date: January 23, 2018, 7:30am – 10:30am
    Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick RI 02886
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    RI SHRM Presents:

    Essential Information HR Professionals Need to Know Regarding Harassment Prevention in Your Organization — Beyond the Basics

    Our experts will lead conversations around ethical practices, employer responsibilities, allegation response, workplace investigations, impact on the culture—and the individuals involved. Rethink your policies, practices and training programs to meet today’s challenges.

    Following Samai Kirmani's presentation on Bolstering Preventive Practices to Meet the New Wave of Sex Harassment Claims, we will have topical breakout sessions led by legal, EAP and HR experts to help you strengthen your organization's practices in the era of #METOO. 

    Breakfast served starting at 7:30 AM. Program begins at 8:00 AM.


    Samia Kirmani, Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. of Boston, Massachusetts

    Samia M. Kirmani is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackosn Lewis P.C. and co-leader of the Workplace Training Practice Group.  She concentrates her practice in employment couseling, training , policu development, and litigation on behalf of management.

    Ms. Kirmani provides practical legal advice to clients on various employment law issues, including discrimination, pay equity, health and leave management, reductions in force, retaliation and whistleblower matters, individual separations, and employee relations issues. Ms. Kirmani also assists clients with policy creation, revision and implementation and routinely conducts management and employee trainings on topics in employment law, including sexual harassment prevention and best management practices. Ms. Kirmani also advises clients with respect to drafting and implementing national arbitration agreements.

    Ms. Kirmani defends employers in employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Ms. Kirmani is a frequent speaker and addresses Legal and Human Resources audiences on current and various workplace law topics, such as paid sick leave, arbitration agreements and class action waivers, pay equity, and employment discrimination.

    Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Kirmani served as in-house counsel at a technology company, focusing on employment law (including employee relations, discrimination, employment disputes and reduction in force issues) and dispute management. While attending law school, she was a Solicitations Editor for the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.

     Judy G. Hoffman, LICSW, CEAP

    Judy G. Hoffman has been the Executive Director of Coastline EAP since 2003.  She provides strategic planning for operations, finances and clinical functions of organization in conjunction with Executive Director, RI Student Assistance Services and the Board of Directors.  Judy holds a Master of Social Work from Catholic University School of Social Services and a Bachelor or Arts from Brown University.     



    Glenn A. Miller, MS, LCDP, CEAP, Director, Employee Assistance Services

    Glenn A. Miller provides training, consultation and clinical services for client organizations of Coastline EAP. He joined our organization in 1993. Prior to his work in employee assistance, he held a variety of administrative and clinical positions in the chemical dependency treatment field. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Services from Springfield College, a Bachelor degree from URI, and is a licensed Advanced Chemical Dependency Professional and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Glenn develops and conducts many of Coastline EAP’s seminars and has also been a trainer for the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association and the Institute for Labor Studies. 

    Thank you to our sponsor!