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Sexual harassment in the workplace: cross-border perspectives

Flichy Grangé Avocats


16:00 - London
17:00 - Paris
11:00 - New York

This webinar will address a range of crucial questions relating to workplace sexual harassment, including the following:

  • Is there a common definition in the European Union and the United States?
  • How to react in case of denunciation?
  • What best practices are advised to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace?


Florence Aubonnet
Florence Aubonnet is a partner at top-tier employment and labour law firm Flichy Grangé Avocats. Alongside an English-speaking team, she gives clients reliable, practical guidance on HR issues, including international and French corporations and investment funds intending to set up, acquire or restructure a business in France, with a focus on relations with employee representatives.

Her areas of expertise include the employment law aspects of restructuring, outsourcing and M&A. She also specialises in setting up European works councils and advises on the impact of establishing a European company (societas Europaea (SE)) via transformation or cross-border mergers.

In her litigation practice, she represents international and French groups before the French courts in high-risk collective and individual disputes, including discrimination claims, at the consultation stage and beyond.

She holds a master’s in private law from the Sorbonne University; she was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2000 and has been a partner with Flichy Grangé Avocats since 2006.

Steven D Baderian
Steven D Baderian is a principal in the White Plains, New York office of Jackson Lewis PC and is co-leader of the international employment issues practice. Mr Baderian advises the firm’s clients on matters respecting employment and labour law issues, including those pertaining to race, sex and related areas of prohibited discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Mr Baderian serves as one of the firm’s principals responsible for coordinating workplace law matters for multinational clients, which include cross-border employment, labour and related issues. He is also active in managing the firm’s membership relations in L&E Global, an international alliance of employment law firms.

Mr Baderian’s practice also includes managing the firm’s relationships with major insurers, both globally and in the United States, in the defence of claims subject to employment practices liability insurance, as well as fiduciary and similar coverages relating to workplace risks. 

Kara Preedy
Kara Preedy, of Pusch Wahlig Legal, advises national and international corporations, as well as senior executives, on all matters of individual employment law and collective employment law. She is regularly involved in cases of international and European labour law.

Dr Preedy has particular expertise in international restructurings, SE transformations and compliance issues and high-level exits. She regularly publishes and lectures in Germany and abroad on issues of German and European labour law.

Dr Preedy is recognised as one of Germany’s leading employment law specialists by Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, International Who’s Who Legal and Juve

Nicolas Simon 
Nicolas Simon is a partner at Van Olmen & Wynant, specialising in employment law. He is fluent in Dutch, French and English. He graduated from the University of Brussels in 2006 and holds a master’s in business law from the University of Ghent (2007). He joined Van Olmen & Wynant and was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2007.

He has extensive experience in various aspects of individual employment law, including employment contracts, service agreements, dismissals and self-employment issues, as well as collective labour law, including collective actions and strikes, social security and transfer of undertakings. He focuses on privacy issues involving new technologies and workplace discrimination and harassment issues.

He regularly acts on these matters before the Belgian labour courts and has acquired considerable knowledge in this area. He also gives day-to-day advice from both law firm and client perspectives through secondments with large corporate clients.



Florence Aubonnet


18 October 2018
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min