The rash of high profile cases involving sexual harassment, misconduct and assault should be a wakeup call for all EMS agencies. It’s time to re-evaluate a central leadership responsibility - establishing a culture that prevents and effectively responds to unlawful harassment and gender identity issues. Gender-related harassment isn’t new, but the problem is more urgent than ever especially now with the increasing sensitivity to LGBT issues and the essential need to promote a non-discriminatory workplace for everyone. This session answers pressing questions and provides solutions to reduce your potential liability. We’ll describe the 5 key things that make EMS agencies more prone than other organizations to gender-related harassment and discrimination. We’ll also reveal the critical “Do’s and Don’ts” of handling unlawful harassment in the EMS workplace.