Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri.
John E. Shamberg Memorial Webinar Series
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era
May 25, 2018
12:00 PM • Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era
Shelly L. Freeman, Jackson Lewis P.C., Overland Park, KS
The #METOO movement, Hollywood’s Time’s Up campaign, and vocal public figures have created a seismic shift in the country’s emphasis on workplace harassment. This newfound awareness of harassment issues – the “Speak out (R)Evolution” -- is rapidly moving to your workplace. This event will arm you with a deeper understanding of what your organization can – and should – be doing to create prevent improper conduct, to encourage reporting if (despite your best efforts) it happens, conduct effective investigations, and develop effective crisis response strategies.
The conversation will be led by Shelly Freeman, a Principal in the Kansas City office of Jackson Lewis, a national labor and employment law firm. Shelly is a veteran employment lawyer, who has extensive background with anti-harassment training, conducting investigations, and helping employers navigate and resolve some of their most sensitive situations.
12:50 PM • Program Adjourns
Shelly L. Freeman is a Principal in the Overland Park, Kansas, office of Jackson Lewis
P.C. Ms. Freeman has nearly 30 years’ experience practicing labor and employment law.
Mid–career, she served as the Director of Corporate and Field Human Resources for a large, multistate,
publicly traded company, where she directed and supervised the human resources function for
the corporate, manufacturing, distribution, and retailing components of the business.
She returned to private practice in 2001, and has continued successfully first-chairing federal and state
Court trials, appellate arguments, and labor arbitrations; representing employers in federal and state
agency proceedings; conducting internal FLSA reviews and audits; assisting with restructuring efforts;
drafting employee handbooks and HR policies for multi-state employers; and investigating
harassment, fraud, and other internal issues. She regularly counsels employers on day-to-day HR
Ms. Freemans practice has also included a particular focus on management training. She designs and
delivers training for managers on a full range of employment topics, including anti-harassment,
employment law for managers (including anti-discrimination, reasonable accommodation, managing
attendance and leaves of absence, and FLSA/managing time), managing workplace gender transition,
performance management, and effective leadership.
Ms. Freeman has been a featured speaker on various employment topics at national conferences and
webinars for such organizations as the American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section;
the Missouri Bar; the Heartland Labor & Employment Law Institute; the University of Kansas School of
Law; University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) CLE; the Society of Human Resource Management
of Greater Kansas City (SHRM-KC); the Missouri Chamber of Commerce; the Kansas City Chamber of
Commerce; and many private companies. In 2008, she was a guest panelist in the Edgar Snow
Symposium in Beijing, China.
KBA Member Registration $80
Nonmember Registration $160
Paralegal Registration $45