Mitigating Punitive Damages in Employment Retaliation and Discrimination Cases: Leveraging Recent Court Decisions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will arm employment counsel with strategies for avoiding or mitigating punitive damages awards in retaliation and discrimination cases. Our seasoned panel of employment attorneys will examine recent court decisions awarding or upholding punitive damages awards and offer insights on preventative and trial defense techniques and practical advice on policies and practices that can help avoid million dollar awards.
- Overview of statutory bases of retaliation claims—ADA, Title VII, FLSA, FMLA
- Review of federal and state law approaches to punitive damages
- Review of court decisions and damages awards
- Mitigating and defending against punitive damages
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors lead judges and juries to award punitive damages in discrimination and retaliation cases?
- 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?
- What preventive measures can employers implement to avoid punitive damage demands in the event of a retaliation or discrimination lawsuit?
Francis V. Cook
Mr. Cook represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. He has wide-ranging experience in his field... | Read More
Mr. Cook represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. He has wide-ranging experience in his field and concentrates in the defense of employment litigation. Mr. Cook represents employers and their insurance carriers in both the private and public sectors, and is skilled in the intersection of these practice areas. He regularly appears in federal and state courts, as well as administrative tribunals, throughout the U.S.Close
Professor Rachel Janutis
Interim Dean and Professor
Capital University Law School
Interim Dean and Professor Janutis teaches courses on civil procedure, remedies, complex litigation and conflict of... | Read More
Interim Dean and Professor Janutis teaches courses on civil procedure, remedies, complex litigation and conflict of laws. Her areas of research include civil procedure, remedies and complex litigation, specifically issues pertaining to jurisdiction, venue and punitive damages. Her casebook, Cases and Problems on Remedies, of which she is a co-author, has been adopted by numerous law schools across the country.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