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Sexual Harassment Prevention - Employer Best Practices

Webinar on May 3, 2018 @1:00pm CT

Presented by attorney's specializing in employment law
  • FREE Webinar
  • Approved for 1 (HR General) HRCI Credit

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OBJECTIVE:
To inform employers about sexual harassment, so that their awareness of this issue will help prevent it. By the end of this training, employers should be able to:

  • Recognize Sexual Harassment
  • Differentiate Between the Two Main Kinds of Sexual Harassment
  • Understand Best Practices Regarding How to Handle Complaints of and Prevent Sexual Harassment
  • Help Promote and Maintain a Comfortable and Productive Work Environment

The Presenters:

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Jolianne S. Walters
Attorney
MKFM Law

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Joshua D. Bedwell
Partner
MKFM Law

Jolianne S. Walters practices in the firm’s employment law group. She brings to the firm’s practice, a dynamic and diverse perspective, which stems from her years of experience in practicing employment law as an in-house counsel, and as both a plaintiff’s and defense attorney. Prior to joining the firm, she has handled a wide variety of complex litigation arising under the Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII, as well as other employment-related statutes. She has successfully drafted and argued dispositive motions, conducted solo jury and bench trials at both the Illinois Human Rights Commission and in state court, and has assisted in trial practice at the federal level. She has also successfully argued before the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois and the Illinois Supreme Court on a novel issue pertaining to disability discrimination/”disability harassment” arising under the Illinois Human Rights Act. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and is also a member of the DCBA Editorial Board.

Ms. Walters obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. She then went on to obtain her law degree in 2013 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ms. Walters is licensed to practice in Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2013

Education:

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL, May 2013 J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2009 B.S. Biological Sciences

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association Editorial Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, Second Violin
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Annals of Health Law Journal Editor
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Mock Trial

Published Works:

  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Being Locked Up Does Not Mean Being Locked Out From Medical Care,” DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Vol. 29, No.1, Sep. 2016.
  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Court Affirms that “Disability Harassment” Constitutes Unlawful Discrimination: A Confirmation that Certain Truths are Self-Evident,” DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Vol. 29, No.4, Dec. 2016.
  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Court Affirms that “Disability Harassment” Constitutes Unlawful Discrimination: A Confirmation that Certain Truths are Self-Evident,” Illinois State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law, Vol. 54, No.4, Mar. 2017.
  • Jolianne S. Walters, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Pre-Litigation Strategies from a Plaintiff’s Perspective,” DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Vol. 30, No.7, Mar. 2018.

Past Employment Positions:

  • Kopon Airdo, LLC, Chicago, IL, Associate, May 2017 – March 2018
  • Gaffney & Gaffney, P.C., Glendale Heights, IL, Associate, January 2014 – May 2017
  • WCP Solar Services, LLC, Naperville, IL, Compliance Officer/In-House Counsel, January 2012 – January 2014

Attorney Joshua Bedwell joined MKFM in January 2012. He earned his juris doctor from the John Marshall Law School in 2010 and worked as an assistant corporation counsel for the city of Chicago. Just this past January he was named a Partner at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella (MKFM).

Bedwell was named a Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer for 2017 and Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018. Both honors are given to the most outstanding lawyers who are either age 40 or younger or have been practicing law for 10 years or less. He was also one of Leading Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Chicago for 2014.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2010

Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, 2010 J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb State, IL 2004 B.A., English

Honors and Awards:

  • Emerging Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Chicago, Leading Lawyers, 2014
  • CALI Award in Family Law, The John Marshall Law School, 2009
  • Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competitor, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, 2012-Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2010-Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2010-Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2010-Present

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation, Volunteer, 2011-Present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago, 2011-2012

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