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#Metoo Risks Facing Healthcare Providers

Since capturing the world’s attention in 2017, the “#metoo” movement has prompted a surge in allegations of workplace sexual misconduct, including in the healthcare industry. Meanwhile, a growing number of cities and states have enacted laws intended to address workplace sexual misconduct, including laws pertaining to covered policies and training, laws limiting the use of confidentiality and mandatory arbitration provisions in settlement agreements pertaining to sexual misconduct, and laws extending statutes of limitations relating to claims of sexual misconduct.

In this environment, businesses are grappling with how to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual misconduct. Healthcare systems are facing high-profile allegations of sexual misconduct by physicians and other staff that put their licenses and accreditations at risk, not to mention threaten the sanctity of the provider-patient relationship.

On July 23, King & Spalding will host a 90-minute webinar discussing #metoo risks that healthcare providers are facing, and how they can minimize those risks. This webinar will address:

  • Legal and business impact of the #metoo movement
  • Recent sexual misconduct scandals involving healthcare providers
  • Understanding the risks of sexual misconduct allegations and common themes found in such allegations relating to healthcare providers
  • Reducing risks of sexual misconduct scandals through effective policies and practices
  • Conducting a #metoo wellness assessment

King & Spalding is an accredited provider of CLE credit in California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Texas. We can issue reciprocal credit for attorneys licensed in Connecticut, Florida, and New Jersey. We will apply for credit in Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia (subject to MCLE Board approval). For jurisdictions not listed, attendees are provided with a Universal Certificate of Attendance. New York licensed attorneys: Transitional/Appropriate for newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. Financial aid is available for qualifying lawyers. For CLE-related questions, please contact Gisel Arias, King & Spalding, 1180 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. CA Provider #10947.

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If you have questions concerning this roundtable webinar, email

Event Details

Date: July 23, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm (ET)

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Please register soon. You do not have to be a client to attend, and there is no charge.