SOLD OUT: PDX Lunch & Learn: Changing the Focus of Sexual Harassment Trainings to Make Them More Effective

Event Details

May 23, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Barran Liebman
601 SW 2nd Avenue
Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97204

TAO Member: $10

Non-Member: $25


With the rise of the #MeToo movement and an increasing frequency of sexual harassment issues emerging in mainstream media, it is more important than ever for employers to re-evaluate the way they train their employees on this workplace issue.

While traditional trainings focus on simply defining sexual harassment and instructing employees to avoid violating the letter of the law, our proactive and effective training focuses on (1) the role of bystanders in preventing inappropriate behavior and (2) understanding the impact that sexual harassment has on corporate culture.

To learn more about this important and timely topic, please join Barran Liebman on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11:30 am - 1 pmfor an interactive training on sexual harassment in the workplace where attendees will be provided with the tools, approaches, and best practices to comply with the law and support healthy workplace environments.



Andrew Schpak is the Co-Managing Partner at Barran Liebman and has been exclusively representing management in employment litigation and providing advice in employment matters for over thirteen years. He works with government entities, businesses of all sizes, and non-profit organizations. Andrew drafts and updates workplace policies and employee handbooks, provides workplace training, and advises clients on employment issues when they arise. He also drafts, reviews, and negotiates employment, partnership, and independent contractor agreements, as well as confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-competition agreements.

 Shayda Le advises employers, management, and higher education institutions on a wide range of employment issues and litigation, including trade secrets, noncompetition agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination, policy review, workplace investigations, Title IX, and FERPA. Shayda counsels clients with the aim of providing efficient and proactive solutions, and carries that approach into litigating claims to resolution. She has successfully represented clients before Circuit and District Courts through all stages of employment litigation, including depositions, oral argument, mediation, and trial.  She uses her advocacy skills to argue on behalf of clients before judges and administrative agencies.  In addition, Shayda regularly provides trainings on compliance and changing legislation.  She recognizes that legal advice should be tailored to work hand-in-hand with the business goals and needs of each individual employer, and should suit their particular workplace. 


Business Owners, HR Professionals, and In-House Counsel

At Barran Liebman, our experienced and dedicated attorneys specialize in representing employers in four areas including employment advice, employment litigation, labor relations & employee benefits.