From Compliance to Prevention: New Anti-Harassment Strategies for the Post-#MeToo Workplace

2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Learn how to move beyond traditional "check-the-box" anti-harassment practices toward innovative prevention approaches that can stop harassment before it starts.

The recent wave of #MeToo-inspired legislation in New York, California and beyond—as well as pressures from boards of directors, shareholders and employees—are compelling organizations to reimagine their harassment-prevention efforts. During this session, the speaker will discuss new anti-harassment mandates and organizational risk factors that are prompting employers to retool their training, policies, communications and culture in 2019 and beyond. The session will also highlight evidence-based approaches—such as leveraging workplace norms and bystander intervention techniques—that enable organizations to go beyond legal compliance to transform workplace behavior. Attendees will gain:

  • Knowledge of recently enacted legislative mandates regarding harassment in the workplace.
  • Understanding of the organizational risk factors of harassment and research-based strategies that can help stop harassment. 
  • Actionable insights for building and implementing a comprehensive, organizationwide harassment-prevention initiative. 
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Elizabeth Bille, JD, SHRM-SCP


Elizabeth Bille is an employment law attorney and currently serves as the subject matter expert on the prevention of harassment and discrimination in the workplace for EVERFI. Prior to joining EVERFI, Elizabeth was general counsel and chief ethics officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); served as a legal and policy advisor to the Vice Chair of the EEOC; and counseled employers at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). Elizabeth's work has been cited by several news outlets such as National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

Room: Congressional A
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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