Unconscious Bias and the Intersection with Workplace Discrimination Litigation

Legal Area:        Bias Employment Labor Civil Litigation Trial Appellate
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $35.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        11/30/2018

** available any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through end date above **

CLEonline.com, together with the Houston Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE program designed to explore the causes and effects of unconscious bias in the workplace and how this phenomenon intersects with claims of workplace discrimination and harassment. Attendees will receive valuable legal information in addition to being asked to look inward and to evaluate their potential for carrying any unconscious bias. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on April 21, 2017.

You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

    • Checking Our Backpacks: Understand Unconscious Bias and Its Manifesting Behaviors

    • Insights Into Bias - What Really Is Unconscious Bias?

    • Understand the Research on Unconscious Bias and Its Influence in the Workplace and Society

    • Impact of Micro-inequities and Microaggressions

    • Unconscious Bias in the Courts: Disparate Treatment & Impact v. Unconscious Bias

    • Understand the Role Unconscious Bias Plays in Employment Discrimination Claims

    • What Needs to Change?

    • Battling Bias - Individual Actions to Mitigate the Influence of Unconscious Bias

    The speaker for this course is Allison O. Bashir, J.D., CDP, who is the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After a couple of years as a solo practitioner, Allison joined the University of Houston’s Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Office initially as an EEO Specialist and later became the Assistant Director of that office. In September 2011, Allison accepted an HR Specialist, EEO, position with MD Anderson where she served until transitioning into her current role in June 2015. Allison received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and her Juris Doctorate from University of Houston Law Center. She is currently serving as a Board member for the Greater Houston Industry Liaison Group. More information about Allison Bashir may be found on the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center website.


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
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    In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE. * Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information. *

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