Employment Post-Termination Defamation and Disparagement Claims: Avoiding Liability, Limiting Damages
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will advise employment counsel on recent decisions on liability post-termination involving claims of defamation or disparagement. The panel will provide an overview of the types of defamation claims and the likely scenarios in which employer liability exists and when former employees may have successful claims. The panel will discuss best practices for employers regarding job referrals, evaluations, and termination notices.
- Employee claims
- Employer claims
- Non-disparagement language
- NLRB standards
- Employment agreements
- Severance agreements
- NLRB standards
- Best practices
- Personnel records
- Termination notices
The panel will address these and other key issues:
- When does an employee have a defamation claim due to information on termination documentation?
- What should employers consider when pursuing a defamation claim against an employee based on internet posting/reviews?
- What clauses can be included in an enforceable non-disparagement clause in an employment agreement? Is there enforceable language that can be included in a severance agreement?
Mr. Elkins is 20 year, nationally quoted labor and employment and sports law attorney. His labor and employment... | Read More
Mr. Elkins is 20 year, nationally quoted labor and employment and sports law attorney. His labor and employment practice focuses on assisting clients with their day-to-day legal needs, administrative claims, matters pending in courts at any level, and employer/employee specific issues. Mr. Elkins has been featured by national media outlets such as CNN, Forbes, Newsweek, The New York Daily News, Bloomberg, Yahoo, Yahoo Life, Yahoo Finance, The Miami Herald and more, discussing issues ranging from Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining negotiations to employer COVID-19 vaccination mandates. He is a national resource on labor and employment matters and provided extensive commentary during the COVID-19 pandemic.Close
Philippe A. Lebel
Mr. Lebel represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including wage and hour, wrongful termination,... | Read More
Mr. Lebel represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, trade secrets, and breach of contract litigation, in both the single-plaintiff and class- and/or representative-action context, at both the trial and appellate level, and before administrative agencies. In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Lebel regularly advises clients regarding compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, and assists a variety of companies and financial firms in evaluating labor and employment issues in connection with corporate transactions. He also has experience assisting employers with sensitive employee investigations and trainings. Mr. Lebel also represents employers in connection with labor law matters, such as labor arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.Close