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    Evening Meeting - Discrimination in the Workplace

    Date: March 26, 2014, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    CCSHRM 2014 Board
    Port Charlotte Golf Club
    22400 Gleneagle Terrace
    Port Charlotte, FL 33952
    $12.00 Members - $15.00 Guests
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    Discrimination in the Workplace


    Speakers:  Helena Downyok and P.J. Downyok


    A presentation about sexual harassment in the workplace; what is a “supervisor,” and why it matters.   


    Helena Downyok


    Helena Downyok earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Hodges University, her master'ss degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from the University of Rhode Island and her Juris Doctorate degree from Roger Williams University School of Law.  Ms. Downyok worked in hospitality management and in a private law firm before becoming a criminal prosecutor for several years, and then founding the Downyok Law Firm in 2010.  She is an active member of the Florida Bar, the Federal Bar of the Middle District of Florida, Florida NELA, the Sarasota County Bar Association, and the Charlotte County Bar Association, and is a Barrister member of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court.  



    P.J. Downyok 

    P.J. Downyok attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, finishing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in just two and a half years, and then on to Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree in another short two and a half years.  Mr. Downyok had served the State of Florida as a criminal prosecutor for 6 years, pursuing justice in a range of over 7,000 cases, from criminal traffic offenses to homicides. He went on to be nominated for the prestigious 2010 National District Attorney Association National Traffic Safety Award for ground breaking work in Florida on the use of ion scan technology in drug detection. Mr. Downyok continued his career as a criminal defense attorney as Assistant Regional Conflict Counsel in the Second District of Florida, where he represented criminal defendants in cases the Public Defender's office was unable to, successfully trying several capital felonies.  He has held over 100 trials, almost 50 as lead counsel. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Downyok gained experience as a corporate officer of a tech start up in the Chicagoland area and member of a board of directors, and brings years of invaluable experience in trial and corporate law to the Downyok Law Firm as lead trial counsel and partner. Mr. Downyok is a member of the Florida Bar, the Federal Bar of the Middle District of Florida, the Sarasota Bar, the Charlotte Bar, and former associate of the Caloosa Inn of Court.  

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