The #MeToo movement and recent media coverage of sexual harassment highlight the fact that employers must proactively address workplace harassment issues. Please join Carsten Peterson, an employment lawyer, for an informative discussion of recent trends and developments in workplace harassment law. Carsten will provide practical tips and strategies on how to prevent harassment in the workplace and how to appropriately investigate and address harassment complaints when they arise.
Start your mornings by joining fellow CPAs from around Idaho as well as industry experts to talk about best-practices, solutions and inspirational triumphs. These meetings will start your day off right with discussions on relevant topics and emerging issues impacting businesses in Idaho.
This breakfast series will be offered both in person and virtually so that all ISCPA members can connect. We encourage those in the Treasure Valley to join us in person, however, you are welcome to choose the option that works best for you.
Carsten Peterson has a civil litigation practice which includes personal injury, medical malpractice claims, insurance coverage, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, insurance bad faith, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment wage disputes, and transportation liability. Carsten is admitted to practice law in Idaho and Utah in both state and federal courts, with substantial experience in handling litigation in federal courts. He regularly practices throughout Idaho and Utah.
He has significant experience in defending health care providers in medical malpractice claims, defending employment practice claims, catastrophic personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI), wrongful death, and transportation liability. He is also experienced in administrative complaints filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with respect to discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (race, color, religion, sex and national origin), and state laws prohibiting discrimination. Further, he is experienced in defending health care providers in prelitigation screening hearing panels before the Idaho State Board of Medicine.
In addition, Carsten advises clients in matters involving disputes with the Idaho Department of Labor and Idaho Industrial Commission. His experience also includes advising clients in business formations, purchases, and risk management.