Whistleblower Claims: Litigating Wrongful Termination and Retaliation, Violations of Public Policy
Recent Cases in Ohio, California, and DC
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide employment counsel with an overview of recent decisions brought in wrongful termination and retaliation claims by former employees in Ohio, California, and in various agency actions in Washington, D.C. The panel will discuss the groundbreaking Ohio Court of Appeals' case that allowed a whistleblower employee to succeed on the grounds of violation of public policy. The panel will guide counsel in developing effective policies and procedures to minimize the risk of OSHA or DOL charges and potential private retaliation litigation and crafting litigation strategies that will increase the likelihood of success when defending against retaliation claims.
- Department of Labor regulations
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Whistleblower protections at the state level
- Recent cases
- OSHA cases
- DOL cases
The panel will address these and other relevant topics:
- What does the Ohio case on violations of public policy teach regarding wrongful termination claims?
- What do the California whistleblower cases advise on the definition of protected activity?
- How is Sarbanes-Oxley being enforced under the Biden administration?
Ashley N. Harrison
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Ms. Harrison’s practice focuses on representing businesses nationally in commercial disputes and employment... | Read More
Ms. Harrison’s practice focuses on representing businesses nationally in commercial disputes and employment matters. She has worked extensively on wage-and-hour class and collective actions in a variety of industries. Ms. Harrison has also presented and written on a variety of wage-and-hour-related matters, including on the topics of defense strategy for wage-and-hour class litigation and the use of statistical evidence in wage-and-hour cases.Close
William C. Martucci
Partner; Chair, National Employment Litigation & Policy Practice Group
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Mr. Martucci practices nationally in business and employment litigation, with a focus on complex class action... | Read More
Mr. Martucci practices nationally in business and employment litigation, with a focus on complex class action (employment discrimination and wage-and-hour, including California) litigation, as well as high-stakes executive disputes, whistleblower matters, and unfair competition. Working as part of a trial team, presenting and winning cases on behalf of companies before juries, and advising corporate clients concerning effective business and human resources practices are the primary activities in which Mr. Martucci engages. He has successfully tried a number of jury cases and has effectively resolved a variety of class action cases. His litigation docket is national in scope with cases throughout the U.S. His primary practice areas focus on complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission litigation, unfair competition litigation, and business litigation. In the traditional labor relations field, Mr. Martucci has been involved in a number of NLRB representations, as well as serving as strategic labor relations counsel for national companies.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
Ivelisse Lucia Saint-Clair
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Ms. Saint-Clair brings her considerable business education to her business litigation practice. She earned a... | Read More
Ms. Saint-Clair brings her considerable business education to her business litigation practice. She earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Warner University before earning her J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Ms. Saint-Clair uses her passion for the law and her extensive business knowledge to craft effective legal strategy for business clients. Additionally, Ms. Saint-Clair's experience as an articles editor of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review helped her become more detailed-oriented and knowledgeable of cutting-edge issues in business law.Close