Chamber Lunch n? Learn Examines ?The #MeToo Movement and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? ? Thursday, Feb 15th noon at CPCC Merancas Campus

Published Monday, February 12, 2018 10:12 pm
by (Bill Russell)

The #MeToo movement has a lot of folks asking questions about what is and isn?t sexual harassment. Some might be expressing concern about whether they?ll lose their job for making a sexual harassment complaint against a co-worker or boss. As awareness of sexual harassment issues continues to soar, "how does a Lake Norman business owner limit the risk of getting sued, and, more important, fight sexual harassment?? This important topic and those questions will be addressed at a Lunch n? Learn facilitated by the Lake Norman Chamber.

On Thursday, February 15th, the Lake Norman Chamber Diversity Council will facilitate a Lunch n ? Learn hosted by Central Piedmont Community College at the Merancas Campus located at 11930 Verhoeff Drive in Huntersville. The seminar will be held in the Criminal Justice Building (CJ119). Our speakers are Jesse Jones, an attorney with the McIntosh Law Firm and Deborah Reynolds, a Senior Human Resources Business Partner with ADP TotalSource, the HR Division of ADP.

There is no cost to attend and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and beverage. CPCC Students will also be attending the luncheon.

 About our Speakers:

DebDeborah Reynolds is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner with ADP TotalSource, the HR Division of ADP, based in the Piedmont Triad region of NC. Deborah supports over 50 small and medium size business through human resources consulting and support. She has over fifteen years of experience in recruiting, benefit administration, employment policies, employment relations, and EEOC compliance. Mrs. Reynolds also provides on-site leadership and employee training programs including sexual harassment prevention. Mrs. Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and has earned the most senior level professional certifications including SPHR and SHRM-SCP.

She is also a member of and served on the boards of both the Human Resources Management Association of Greensboro (HRMAG) and on the board of the Winston-Salem Society of Human Resource Management (WS-SHRM). Both HRMAG and WS-SHRM are the locally affiliated chapters of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has co-chaired the HRMAG Governmental Affairs committee that updates members on legislative issues affecting Human Resources and has also served as the Director of the SHRM HR Certification instruction course that mentors and assists HR professionals preparing for their certification exam.

Jesse Jones has more than forty years? experience forming new businesses, advising businesses, writing and negotiating business contracts, handling business transactions, guiding businesses through conflicts, and representing businesses in court. Jones 427x640

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, and his law degree at the University of Michigan. Jesse spent the first twenty years of his career doing complex commercial litigation in a medium-sized law firm in Miami, Florida. He took that experience and started his own practice, shifting his focus to transactional work, asset protection, and business succession planning. He moved to Huntersville in 2006 and began helping Lake Norman people solve and avoid problems in business and in wealth protection. Jesse joined The McIntosh Law Firm in 2015. His practice focuses on providing legal frameworks for businesses of all sizes to prosper, from large corporations to first-time entrepreneurs. This includes crafting contracts and other legal documents, negotiating and closing business transactions, counseling businesses in personnel matters, and avoiding and resolving business disputes.

Jesse Jones believes that the practice of law is more a profession, than a business. A client must trust that the lawyer's advice and services put the client's interests first.

For more information about the Lake Norman Chamber Diversity Council or this event, contact the Lake Norman Chamber at 704-892-1922 or visit