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Harassment, Health & Supporting Employees


May 01, 2018

3:00pm - 6:00pm

1 Pennsylvania Plaza,
New York, NY 10119


Members Only



JUST ADDED: Update On Newly Enacted NYC & NYS Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Laws


*Please Note: Registrants must bring photo ID to enter the building.


Panel # 1: How the hospitality industry is addressing sexual harassment in the #MeToo workplace.


Moderator: Carolyn D. Richmond, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP



Leslie Ferrier, VP of Human Resources, Momofuku

Kutina Ruhumbika, Vice President of People, Barteca Restaurant Group

AJ Kamra, Senior VP of Human Resources, OTG

Laurie Berke-Weiss, Esq., Principal, Berke-Weiss Law PLLC


Panel # 2: How the hospitality industry can offer support to employees who are victims of sexual harassment or assault and offer mental health and substance abuse resources in an effort to create a healthier work environment.



Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance



Chauntel R. Gerdes, LMSW, OutSmartNYC

Glenn Grindlinger, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Lauren Mack, Managing Director of Investigations, T & M Protection Resources

Edwin A. Salsitz, M.D., DFASAM, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Kat Kinsman, Senior Food & Drinks Editor at Extra Crispy, Founder of Chefs With Issues, and Author of Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves

"OMG! I love being a member! As a small business owner, I'm involved in all decisions affecting my operations. What I love about The Alliance is that this organization gives me access to the same experts and resources the major players have been utilizing for decades."

- Melba Wilson, Melba's Restaurant

"As CEO of Carmine's and Virgil's, and a member of The Alliance, I can personally attest to the significant ROI that we have received from our Alliance membership dues."

- Jeffrey Bank, Carmine's & Virgil's Real BBQ

"The Hospitality Helpline is by far my favorite benefit. When I reach out with a question, The Alliance team always responds right away with the information I need."

- Sally Chironis, Sally Chironis

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