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Time’s Up: Sexual Harassment in the Cannabis Workplace

/Time’s Up: Sexual Harassment in the Cannabis Workplace

Time’s Up: Sexual Harassment in the Cannabis Workplace

2018-03-08 18:00 - 20:30

Hosted by Elevate New England

 Thursday, March 8 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Next Week
Burns & Levinson LLP

125 Summer St, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

You’ve seen the headlines: From Harvey Weinstein to Al Franken and Steve Wynn, our newsfeeds have been rife with disturbing allegations of employers and others in positions of power committing acts of sexual harassment and assault against women and LGBTQIA+ individuals in particular. And while Hollywood and the halls of Congress feel far away, the issues of workplace sexual harassment and sexual violence exist in all industries, cannabis included.

However, unlike established industries, we in cannabis have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an industry with higher standards and to weave into the fabric of our companies and brands a commitment to protecting our employees.

That’s why ELEVATE New England is proud to invite employers and employees alike to join us on March 8, 2018, for a vibrant conversation about what cannabis businesses can do to empower and protect their organization, leadership, and employees when sexual harassment occurs in their workplace. Our speakers will also provide attendees with tips and resources for reacting and responding to workplace sexual harassment.

Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind event in New England and the opportunity to be a part of history in the making as the New England cannabis industry sets the standards for other states to follow.

– Renee Inomata, Partner and Chair of the Employment practice group at Burns & Levinson LLP

– Representatives from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

– Beth Waterfall, Executive Director of ELEVATE New England

Thank you to our event partners, Burns & Levinson and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC). And thank you to our sponsor, Sensi Magazine!