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Business seminar in Brunswick will focus on dealing with workplace harassment issues

Company administrators, human resource personnel and front-line managers are invited to attend a seminar on how to minimize or avoid workplace harassment claims.

‘Hostile Work Environment: A Case Review” will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Coastal Georgia Community College in Brunswick. The seminar will run from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Part of the Legal Awareness in the Workplace (LAW) series sponsored by Georgia Southern University, the seminar will be taught by Sarah Lamar, an attorney from the employment law firm of Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C.

Lamar will help seminar participants develop an understanding of the proactive and inexpensive steps that their firms can take to reduce the risk of harassment claims.

The LAW series will return to Brunswick for ‘Retaliation Under Title VII” on Feb. 12 and ‘Best Practices in Running Background and Reference Checks” on May 13.

The LAW series will continue at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah with ‘Hot Topics in Employment Law” on Dec. 13, ‘Workplace Violence in Georgia” on Jan. 22, ‘Recent Developments in the Fair Labor Standards Act” on March 25, ‘Basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act” on April 22, and ‘Georgia Employment Law” on June 24.

The fee for each seminar is $69 per person. The fee will be reduced to $59 for anyone who signs up for three or more seminars, and for groups of three or more people from the same firm.

Each seminar provides 1.5 recertification credit hours for individuals with (Senior) Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) certification.

Advance registration for any of the seminars may be made by calling Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Center at (912) 681-5551.

For more information on any of the seminars, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/lawseminar.html or contact J. Marie Lutz, SPHR, at seminars@georgiasouthern.edu or (912) 871-1763.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.

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