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    Taming the Workplace Bully

    Date: March 19, 2019, 11:30am
    Organizer:
    Palmetto SHRM
    Location:
    College of Charleston North Campus
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    Price:
    $20 Members $25 Non Members
    Event Type:
    Meeting
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    Taming the Workplace Bully

    Data and Statistics from the Workplace Bullying Institute has identified workplace bullying as four times more prevalent than unlawful harassment. A bully is a “personality trait and leadership style unto itself” and because a bully can convince his or her workplace target that complaining about bullying would result in dire consequences, a targeted employee may fail to report the behavior or in most cases may separate from employment without reporting the bullying behavior to HR.

    This seminar will help you learn

    • How to identity workplace bullying
    • Laws that apply to workplace bullying
    • How workplace bullying differs from Title VII harassment
    • The impact of workplace bullying on the employer
    • The role of HR in addressing, investigating and preventing workplace bullying
    • An interactive discussion of hypotheticals related to identifying and handling specific situations

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    Speaker: Cherie Blackburn

    Cherie Blackburn is a partner with Nexsen Pruet, LLC, in the firm’s Charleston office. An experienced litigator, Cherie has served as lead trial counsel in an array of employment, trade secret, trademark, copyright and business cases. Her primary practice involves advising and defending companies in employment related matters, including cases alleging violation of the federal discrimination laws, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues and other employment claims.  She also provides advice to her clients related to proactive measures focused on avoiding issues that lead to litigation, including harassment and discrimination training, drafting handbooks, addressing wage and hour issues, and drafting employment agreements and restrictive covenants.
     

    Cherie is the incoming President of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She was awarded the Compleat Lawyer Gold Award by the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2013 and received the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Most Influential Women in Business” award in the Executive Category in 2009. She is the former Chair of the Merit Selection Panel for the Appointment of the Federal Magistrate and a former board member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.

    Cherie received her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in 1983 and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987. She has a daughter who is in her second year of law school and a son who is the lead singer in the band Stop Light Observations.