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Sexual Harassment Training for Small Employers
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This course is intended to provide employees working for companies with 10 or less employees with the sexual harassment training required by State of Connecticut law. CEUs: Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units or 2 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units.

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
From 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM
Where: Construction Institute
260 Girard Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Presenter: Johanna G. Zelman, Attorney at Law, FordHarrison
Contact: Chris Kullstroem

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Small Employers



Sexual harassment” will be defined, the law will be explained and attendees will learn how to recognize and address suspected sexual harassment in the workplace. The course will also provide instruction regarding how to investigate sexual harassment complaints and remedy sexual harassment when it does occur in the workplace. This training is designed specifically for smaller employers with 10 or less employees who need to provide sexual harassment training to their managers and supervisors.


Part of CI's Spring Leadership series!


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the meaning of “sexual harassment” and other unlawful workplace conduct

  • Identify conduct that constitutes “sexual harassment” and other unlawful workplace conduct

  • Prevent sexual harassment and other unlawful workplace conduct in the workplace

  • Investigate and remedy sexual harassment and other unlawful conduct in the workplace 


NOTE: Effective October 1, 2019, all employers in Connecticut must provide sexual harassment training to any supervisor who supervises or directs the work of another employee working in Connecticut. All Connecticut employers with three (3) or more employees must also provide sexual harassment training to all employees. Training must be two (2) hours in length, conducted in a “classroom-like” atmosphere and be “interactive.” Training must be completed by October 1, 2020 for all employees and/or supervisors unless sexual harassment training meeting these requirements has already been completed since October 1, 2018. All new employees must receive sexual harassment training within six (6) months of their date of hire. This course is intended to meet those requirements.


Instructor Bio


Johanna G. Zelman, Attorney at Law, FordHarrison

Johanna Zelman is the office managing partner for FordHarrison's Hartford, Connecticut office.


Johanna's background in employment law, and specifically in the Construction industry and in the public sector, results in highly competent, in-depth and knowledgeable advice and representation for her clients. While she has represented a wide variety of employers from various industries, Johanna has a specific strength in matters arising in the construction and municipal employment setting and in public schools and universities. Johanna represents construction, engineering, HVAC, contracting and architectural companies and firms in a wide array of matters, from consulting to litigation.

Johanna is highly effective in defending fact-intensive and highly complicated counseling and litigation matters related to employment, general civil rights and Special Education.

Johanna has litigated matters and successfully defended employers before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Connecticut Supreme, Appellate and Superior Courts. She has also represented employers and school districts before various state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Connecticut State Department of Education the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission and the United States, New York and Connecticut Departments of Labor.


Johanna received her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and law degree from the University of Connecticut. She is admitted to the practice of law and Connecticut and New York.




CI Members: $82 / Non-Members: $112 

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Continuing Educational Credit

Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider.  Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units and/or 2 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units, verified through certificates of attendance, which are sent to participants after completion of workshop and assessment.


Course attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.



For more information

For questions, contact Chris Kullstroem at


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Partner Level

AKF Group, LLC  ARCADIS  Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.
Innovative Engineering Services, LLC  Peterson Engineering Group, LLC
Saxe Doernberger & Vita, PC.  Siemens

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Blakeslee Prestress  Consulting Engineering Services  |  F+F Mechanical, Inc.


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