TUSCALOOSA – West Alabama’s Chamber of Commerce is hosting an upcoming training session on employment issues.

The session, called “Handbooks, Harassment and Helpful Hints,” will be led by local lawyers, was designed to help tackle issues like harassment and other issues that could impact local businesses.

The event is behind held March 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the RiverFall Credit Union in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Bruce Henderson, a partner at Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, said it’s critical that businesses review the policies in their employee handbooks, because the law can change quickly.

“A number of employers have found themselves on the wrong end of lawsuits by maintaining overly broad policies that interfered with certain employee rights, or by omitting key language that should have been included,” Henderson said. “A properly drafted employee handbook is a company’s first line of defense to such claims.”

Organizers said the training session is perfect for human resource managers, in-house legal counsel and others who make key decisions on employment.

Other topics at the session include:

  • Tom Scroggins of Rosen Harwood, Attorneys at Law, will also present “Sex, Lies and Hostile Work Environments” at the event. This session will instruct attendees on the proper ways to handle sexual harassment issues and complaints, while also covering prevention and maintaining a positive work environment.
  • Bryan Winter of Winter McFarland Attorneys & Counselors at Law is tackling do’s and don’ts of social media as part of hiring, discipline and termination, which will cover issues like employees spending work hours on social media or what to do if you want to discipline an employee for a social media post.

The session costs $49.99 for Chamber members and $59.99 for non-members.

To register, email or call 205-391-0556.


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