Best Practices in Sexual Harassment Prevention and Education

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Learn how to take your workplace training, policies and practices to the next level to create a culture of respect and equity and thereby decrease liability for sexual harassment and other forms of harassment and violence.

In its 2016 task force report on sexual harassment in the workplace, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission highlights that despite 30 years of mandatory training, workplace harassment remains a persistent problem. The report urges employers to explore new and different training as part of a holistic culture of non-harassment that starts at the top. Join us to learn how to approach training in a more holistic way that has a measurable and positive impact on the workplace. At the end of this session, you will be better able to:

  • Recognize the interplay between sexual harassment and workplace culture.
  • Apply a Futures Without Violence case study to improve training, policies, practices and prevention efforts in your workplace.
  • Identify the most effective practices for combating workplace violence and harassment.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

Linda A. Seabrook

Linda A.

Linda A. Seabrook joined Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) as General Counsel and Director of Legal Programs in November of 2015 where she leads a number of initiatives including Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center (Workplaces Respond). Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, Workplaces Respond provides training and technical assistance to employers, unions, federal agencies, and other workplace stakeholders to raise awareness about the impact of violence in the workplace, and develop and promote workplace practices that prevent as well as respond to violence, harassment, and stalking impacting workers and the workplace. Prior to joining FUTURES, Linda was a subject matter expert on victims’ rights for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), providing training and litigation assistance on victims’ issues to the United States Attorneys’ offices, and investigative and litigating components of DOJ. Ms. Seabrook came to DOJ from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, where she focused on employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases, and occupational safety and health matters. Originally from Charleston, SC, Linda began her legal career at home as an Assistant Solicitor where she prosecuted intimate partner violence offenses enjoying a 100% conviction rate at trial. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia, and obtained her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Jessica Castillo


Jessica Castillo is a Human Resources Compliance professional who has worked with Sunripe Certified Brands for 11 years, supporting the agricultural population on a variety of daily work and life challenges.  Jessica is a native of Immokalee, Florida, and believes her work within agricultural betters the lives of those she serves. 

She worked with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to create new programs which include agriculture-specific supervisory training and farm safety material never before inexistence.  She also collaborated with the Futures without Violence organization to develop a new program focused on the prevention of domestic and sexual violence in the workplace.

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Concurrent Session
Ethical Practice
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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