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Business Education: Creating a Discrimination-Free Workplace

Thursday, July 25, 2024 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM) (EDT)


Creating a Discrimination-Free Workplace: Strategies and Legal Considerations

This business education presentation from partners from Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete will cover essential strategies for preventing and addressing workplace discrimination and retaliation — important considerations for any St. Johns County business.

Discover how to foster an inclusive work environment, comply with anti-discrimination laws and effectively handle complaints and investigations.

  • Understand the legal framework surrounding workplace discrimination and retaliation.
  • Learn effective strategies for preventing discrimination and fostering inclusivity.
  • Identify best practices for handling discrimination and retaliation complaints.
  • Explore the role of training and policy development in compliance.
  • Evaluate case studies and real-world scenarios to enhance your understanding.

Meg Zabijaka
Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete
Meg values the opportunity to partner with clients to explore solutions to workplace issues, in both non-union and unionized workplaces. She strives to create long-term business relationships with clients to become an effective and efficient business partner. Should an administrative charge or litigation develop, Meg vigorously defends employers. Specific areas of her employment law practice include the defense of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, and assistance with FLSA, FMLA, and USERRA issues.

Meg also devotes a large portion of her practice to traditional labor matters, in both the public and private sectors, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice proceedings. Meg also provides training, policy/employee handbook review, and employment practices audits.

Gary R. Wheeler
Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete
Gary has represented employers exclusively in both the private and public sectors since graduating from law school in 1997. His experience includes successfully defending employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Gary is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, as well as the Florida state bar. Gary is a frequent lecturer at seminars for employers. He provides in-house training on workplace issues to supervisory and management employees. 


Members, $10

Non-members, $20

Ascension St. Vincent's St. Johns County
205 Trinity Way
St Johns, FL 32259
Event Contact
Kathy Larsen
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Thursday, July 25, 2024 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM) (EDT)
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