Defending Against Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases
Calculating Front Pay Awards, Mitigating Emotional Distress and Punitive Damages
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to employment litigators for defending against and mitigating damage awards in discrimination and retaliation lawsuits. The panel will discuss the recurring issues that arise in damages determinations in employment suits.
- Recurring damages issues in the current labor market
- Sympathetic jury
- Calculating front pay awards
- Emotional distress damages
- Punitive damages
- Strategies to mitigate and defend against damages awards
- During litigation
- During settlement
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How are judges and juries determining front pay awards in discrimination and retaliation cases in light of the still struggling labor market?
- What evidence is critical to defend against claims of emotional distress and punitive damages?
- What strategies have been most effective for employment counsel for mitigating damages issues during trial or settlement proceedings?
Joshua M. Davis
Goulston & Storrs
Mr. Davis specializes in the area of labor and employment law and related litigation. He represents employers in a... | Read More
Mr. Davis specializes in the area of labor and employment law and related litigation. He represents employers in a wide range of employment-related matters and provides counsel to companies in distress. His clients include financial services firms, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, media companies and non-profit entities. He frequently teaches a law course on Employment Discrimination and regularly speaks on subjects within his expertise.Close
Timothy R. Newton
Constangy Brooks & Smith
Mr. Newton represents employers in state and federal court litigation involving employment discrimination under... | Read More
Mr. Newton represents employers in state and federal court litigation involving employment discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other state and federal laws. He also counsels and guides clients on resolving employee relations issues.Close
Ellen J. Zucker
Burns & Levinson
Ms. Zucker has successfully litigated and resolved employment matters involving harassment, discrimination,... | Read More
Ms. Zucker has successfully litigated and resolved employment matters involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract for both companies and individuals. Her clients include executives and professionals, as well as construction workers, private businesses and public charities. She has been lead counsel for clients with disputes in several jurisdictions.Close