Fostering Dignity in the Workplace
April 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$10.00
FOSTERING DIGNITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Preventing Harassment. Responding Honorably to Employee Reports.
Churches and religious nonprofits are not immune to the occurrence of sexual and other forms of harassment. Ministries need to develop and adopt appropriate policies on all forms of harassment, protocols for what happens when a claim is reported, and appropriate training programs and policies.
This training will teach best practices for engaging in employee investigations, handling complaints and establishing a good “open door” policy within your workplace/church/organization. Plus, we’ll offer a proactive approach to creating a safe workplace that doesn’t allow for harassment, and fosters an environment where employees feel safe and supported to report matters to Human Resources.
Many churches and nonprofits fail to see themselves as employers in the traditional sense, and therefore do not consider the risks and potential negative outcomes associated with employment-related matters, and costly lawsuits. Identifying and implementing key employment law best practices can help reduce the likelihood of lawsuits, while giving employees dignity throughout the process.
Virginia (Ginny) Cronin is an attorney at the firm Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd., Ginny provides advice and legal counsel to nonprofit organizations such as faith-based organizations and private schools. Prior to that she was also a legal consultant working with law firms in Minnesota and across the U.S. on process improvement, change management and legal practice tools.
As a former Executive Director of a local nonprofit organization, Ginny understands the many demands and realities of nonprofits and uses her experience to provide practical and legal advice to clients. She views her role as a trusted advisor to clients, providing advice on a variety of topics and issues they encounter every day from incorporation to employment/human resources issues and everything in-between.
Ginny attended Iowa State University where she received her B.S. degree. Ginny also received a B.A. degree from the University of Iowa. She attended William Mitchell College of Law where she received her J.D.