Employee Retaliation Claims: Growing Litigation Threat
Minimizing Litigation Exposure and Defending Lawsuits and EEOC Charges
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for employment counsel on steps to take to minimize the risk of exposure to employee retaliation claims. The panel will also outline effective strategies for defending against U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges and litigation alleging retaliatory conduct.
- Recent trends in employee retaliation claims
- EEOC charges and monetary benefits recovered
- Case law developments—what constitutes an actionable retaliation claim?
- Third-party retaliation
- Best practices to minimize EEOC charges and lawsuits
- Written anti-retaliation policy that is clear and unambiguous
- Training of supervisors and managers
- Internal complaint resolution procedures
- Unbiased investigation of claims
- Documentation of investigations and resolutions
- Effective employee relations practices
- Strategies for defending against EEOC charges and retaliation lawsuits
- Evidence to present
- Summary judgment strategies
- Causal connection issues
- Jury selection
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What is driving the significant increase in EEOC charges and employee suits alleging retaliation?
- How are courts interpreting recent retaliation cases and what evidentiary standards do they apply?
- What steps can employers and their counsel take to reduce their exposure to employee retaliation claims?
- What are some effective strategies for employment counsel defending EEOC charges or retaliation suits?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Anthony J. Oncidi
Mr. Oncidi represents employers and management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including... | Read More
Mr. Oncidi represents employers and management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including litigation and preventive counseling, wage and hour matters, including class actions, wrongful termination, employee discipline, Title VII, executive employment contract disputes, sexual harassment training and investigations, workplace violence, drug testing and privacy issues.Close
Arlene Switzer Steinfield
Cox Smith Matthews
She has more than 30 years of experience in representing management in labor and employment law. She litigates... | Read More
She has more than 30 years of experience in representing management in labor and employment law. She litigates employment discrimination cases and workplace disputes in state and federal court, conducts employment law compliance training, counsels employers on preventative compliance strategies, and appears frequently on behalf of employers before numerous administrative agencies.Close