On March 14, 2019, Attorney Cindy Cieslak will participate in a panel discussion, along with Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp, regarding “Diversity in the Workplace: Is Meeting the Legal Requirements Enough?” The panelists expect to cover important topics, including the current state of law as it relates to diversity and inclusion, types of complaints currently being brought to the CHRO relating to diversity and inclusion, and best practices for employers to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace and prevent discrimination claims, including self-audits.
The Labor & Employment Section of the Connecticut Bar Association will host its annual Advanced Labor & Employment Law Symposium on March 14, 2019 at Grassy Hill Country Club, 441 Clark Lane, Orange, Connecticut from 9:00a.m. to 2:45p.m. This conference will cover a wide range of topics, including use of technology/forensic experts in employment litigation, employee free speech in the workplace, managing employee leave and other workplace policies in the context of medical marijuana protections, and diversity and inclusion challenges, as well as plenary sessions on an attorney's obligation of candor to the tribunal and important developments in labor and employment law over the past year. Attendees can obtain 4.75 CLE credits (including 1.0 Ethics credit). More information and the registration form can be found on the Connecticut Bar Association's website.