Gender Discrimination in Pay and Promotions: Emerging Litigation Threat
Employer Strategies for Avoiding and Defending Lawsuits
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for employers' counsel on strategies to avoid and defend lawsuits that allege gender-based discrimination in compensation and promotion practices.
- Recent legal developments
- Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Velez v. Novartis Corp.
- Other case law developments
- Legislative developments
- Best practices to avoid or minimize liability
- Audit compensation systems and practices for disparities in pay
- Ensure that all future compensation analyses with counsel are privileged
- Eliminate systems that have discriminatory effect
- Document bases for past decisions and develop objective criteria for future decisions
- Revise record retention policies and practices
- Train supervisors and managers
- Strategies for defending lawsuits
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What is the anticipated impact of recent lawsuits, settlements and legislative activity on the litigation of wage discrimination claims?
- What actions should employers and their counsel take immediately to reduce exposure to litigation and damages?
- What strategies have been effective for employment litigators defending lawsuits alleging gender discrimination in pay and promotions?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Margaret A. Keane
Dewey & LeBoeuf
She is a litigation partner and co-chairs the firm's Global Employment Dispute Resolution Practice. She represents... | Read More
She is a litigation partner and co-chairs the firm's Global Employment Dispute Resolution Practice. She represents employers in class action and pattern and practice matters involving alleged violations of state and federal civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, as well as ERISA, FMLA, and wage and hour claims. She advises employers on employment contract, termination and separation issues.Close
Baker & McKenzie
He handles individual and class action litigation in state and federal courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations,... | Read More
He handles individual and class action litigation in state and federal courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, charges filed with government agencies, internal investigations and employee training. He has successfully resolved thousands of workplace disputes and advised numerous employers on devising policies and practices that comply with federal, state and local laws.Close
Jane M. McFetridge
She handles employment litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. Her... | Read More
She handles employment litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. Her class action, collective action, and multi-plaintiff experience includes suits by private parties and by the EEOC. She has handled cases involving claims of race, age, disability, and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge and wage and hour issues.Close