More sexual harassment claims in the U.S. are filed by restaurant employees than workers in any other industry with as many as 90% of women and 70% of men in the sector reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment. While the media is full of stories about harassment by and of high-profile chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers, routine harassment is rampant throughout the hospitality world. Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY) presents a virtual discussion to provide employers and employees with best practices for preventing, recognizing and addressing harassment of all kinds in the hospitality industries.
Panelists: • Taryn Abrahams, MFT, SHRM-CP Founder/CEO, Empower Behavioral Services, LLC • Saru Jayaraman, an academic at UC Berkeley and the President of One Fair Wage, a national organization • Theodora Lee, Share-holder, Littler Mendelson P.C. and owner of Theopolis Vineyards • Ashley Oberdorff, PHR, Director, Empowered Hospitality • Alpana Singh, Sommelier, Restaurateur, Host of Emmy-Award winning PBS-TV Show, Check, Please! • Lauren R. Taylor, Director, Safe Bars and Defend Yourself •
Dame Melanie Young, Founder/Host of The Connected Table Live Radio
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