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Creating a Safe Culture—Making Sure #MeToo Does Not Happen At Your Church or Nonprofit
The recent rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements reveal the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, and as further evidenced in the even more shocking #ChurchToo hashtag, churches and nonprofits are far from immune. This webinar will cover the basics of what every church and nonprofit should have by way of rules and administrative procedures to prevent harassment and assault against employees, volunteers, and participants, and to properly address situations that may arise. Ministry-related organizations must not only be vigilant and responsive to minimize legal liability, but also to prevent a culture which opens the organization or its leaders up to the accusation that inappropriate actions were allowed or even encouraged.
Co-sponsored by Christian Legal Society
CLE – Continuing Legal Education: We are sorry but CLE credits are not available for this webinar. Attorneys are welcome to self-report in accordance to their state bar rules, but we have not applied to the individual states for approval.
Jeff is a partner in the Chicago firm of Laner Muchin, Ltd., a firm that concentrates exclusively in the representation of employers in labor relations, employment litigation, employee benefits and business immigration. Prior to Law School, Jeff served as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army, and then as a municipal police officer in Illinois. Jeff received his J.D., summa cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he served on the Law Review Board and was a member of the School’s national moot court team.
Theresa Sidebotham is the founder of Telios Law PLLC, located in Colorado, and practices religious law, employment law, appellate and litigation work, and civil rights law. She advises churches and nonprofits on legal and policy issues, coordinates legal audits, and represents organizations in litigation defense. She represents religious organizations nationally and internationally on First Amendment issues, employment law, and abuse and harassment cases and investigations, historic and current. More details on her bio can be found here: https://telioslaw.com/attorneys-advocates/theresa-sidebotham.
Sally Wagenmaker is a partner at Wagenmaker & Oberly, a law firm serving nonprofit organizations across the nation with offices in Chicago and Charleston. She provides legal counsel in corporate, tax, employment, and real estate matters for clients including churches and other religious organizations, social service providers, and schools. Sally speaks regularly on nonprofit legal issues and writes through her law firm’s blog (www.wagenmakerlaw.com). She has authored numerous articles on tax-exempt topics including religious liberty issues, state exemption, governance, and political advocacy. Sally is actively involved with Christian Legal Society and is a member of the Illinois and Georgia bars.
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