Discrimination Cases and Emotional Distress Damages: Implications of Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will address the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller P.L.L.C. which held that damages for emotional distress are not recoverable in a private action for discrimination. The panel will discuss how this will likely affect future employment claims, particularly allegations of sex or disability discrimination, and the limitation on damages for both employers and employees.
- Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller
- Limitation on emotional distress damages
- Best practices
The panel will discuss these and other important topics:
- What was the holding in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, and how is it limited?
- How may the holding in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller affect future discrimination claims?
- What are the best practices for bringing discrimination claims in the Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller framework?
K. Maxwell Bernas
Mr. Bernas' legal practice is focused on the representation of management clients in matters related to labor and... | Read More
Mr. Bernas' legal practice is focused on the representation of management clients in matters related to labor and employment law. He provides representation and counsel to his clients in a wide range of employment matters including discrimination, accommodations, wage and hour compliance, joint-employer considerations, pay equity, and leaves of absence. Mr. Bernas routinely represents employers in administrative actions, investigations, and litigation claims before state and federal courts, and local administrative agencies. He regularly counsels businesses in a broad range of industries including higher education, hospitality, and retail.Close
Sarah N. Turner
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Ms. Turner's litigation experience includes defending employers in wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment,... | Read More
Ms. Turner's litigation experience includes defending employers in wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, invasion of privacy, defamation, and wage and hour suits in state and federal courts. She counsels, trains, and represents clients on a broad range of employment law issues, including hiring, review, and termination procedures; workplace investigations; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation issues; wage and hour law and FMLA issues. Ms. Turner also drafts and updates personnel policies, workplace privacy issues, employee handbooks, drug and alcohol policies, employment agreements, trade secret issues, and non-competition agreements.Close