Love in the Workplace – Handling Legal Liabilities


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When Cupid’s arrow strikes in the workplace, it all too often causes a painful lawsuit for employers. Are you prepared for the legal fallout that often comes from bad office romances? Attend this overview of essential policies employers need, and ensure workplace relationships don’t cause harassment claims or other lawsuits. You’ll also get the vital information you need to deal with romances that arise despite policies to the contrary.

  • Effectively respond to situations where workplace romances cross legal boundaries.
  • Craft workplace romance policies that protect employers from potentially devastating lawsuits.
  • Use “love contracts” to protect employers from the legal fallout of love gone sour.
Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Lawsuits Born From Office Romances: Harassment and More
  • Forbidden Love: What to do When Employees Break Company Policies
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Risks of Supervisor/Employee Relationships
  • What to do When Romantic Attention is Unwanted
  • Creating “Love Contracts” That Protect Employers
  • Workplace Romance Policies: What They Must Contain
  • Other Methods to Insulate Employers From Love Gone Sour
Who Should Attend:

  • HR Departments
  • Small Business Owners
  • Counsellors
  • Accountants
  • Paralegals
  • Attorneys

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Stuart M. Silverman

Stuart Silverman has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. The emphasis of his practice is in the area of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, ADA and FMLA claims, public employee’s claims, as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a frequent speaker on his areas of practice.

Mr. Silverman is also a member of The Workplace Violence Prevention Institute (WPVI), a group formed to investigate solutions and strategies from a proactive and systemic perspective to minimize the risk of workplace violence, specifically violence caused by employees or former employees. He earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Silverman is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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