Employment Discrimination Investigation: How to Safeguard Business Against Discrimination Claims
Since employee lawsuits are not predictable or evitable, it’s important for businesses to focus on the mitigation of a potential lawsuit’s effects through proper workplace investigation. Poor workplace investigation may damage both business finances and reputation. While handling discrimination claims may be unpleasant for both employees and employers, it serves as an opportunity to improve work experience while addressing employers’ legal risks. It also helps in attracting and retaining valued employees.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help employers understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of mitigating the risks of discrimination claims through employment discrimination investigation. Speakers will also offer best practices in conducting internal employment investigations.
Key topics include:
- Discrimination Claims – Recent Trends and Developments
- Mitigating Legal Risks and Pitfalls
- Notable Cases
- What’s Next After the Investigation
- Best Practices in Employment Discrimination Investigation
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- The importance of training on anti-discrimination and harassment policies for employees at all levels
- The importance of having an effective Policy and Procedure which details mechanisms for bringing a complaint
- The importance of having a thorough and objective Investigation Process if claims do arise.
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- New DFEH Guidelines on Investigating Discrimination
Who Should Attend:
- Human Resource Personnel
- Top Level Management
- Employment Law Attorneys
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Punam P. Alam is a member of the Litigation Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, where she focuses her practice in litigation, with a particular concentration in the area of employment law. Her experience has encompassed managing cases from inception to resolution, up to and including trial and appellate proceedings. She has argued motions, defended and taken numerous depositions, and written appellate briefs for matters before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Alam was a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law. In that capacity, she handled a full caseload of complex employment litigation matters and defended numerous cases filed against state departments and agencies, including state colleges, correctional institutions, the Department of Human Services and New Jersey Transit.
Punam P. Alam is a member of the Litigation Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, where she focuses …
Genevieve Walser-Jolly represents financial institutions. Her practice includes employment law, complex litigation in representing auto finance companies victimized by sophisticated fraud rings, and defending consumer class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) on a nationwide basis. She also handles litigation involving Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), forward paying mortgage loans, and has a niche practice involving reverse mortgage loans. Ms. Walser-Jolly recently published The Effect of the FDCPA’s “Consumer Limitation on Class Certification: Do Courts Apply Different Standards in Individual and Class Actions? 70 Conf. on Cons. Fin. L. Q. pp. 172-179 (Fall 2017) (with Scott J. Hyman).
Genevieve Walser-Jolly represents financial institutions. Her practice includes employment law, complex litigation in representing auto finance companies victimized by sophisticated …
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Method of Presentation:
Experience in employment/labor law
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
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About Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is a multi-practice law firm serving local, regional and national clients. As one of New Jersey’s leading law firms, the firm brings diverse and comprehensive expertise to the representation of both businesses and individuals. For over 100 years, the firm has earned the trust and loyalty of clients by providing sophisticated, creative and cost-effective representation through collaborative teamwork, proactive legal strategies, attention to detail and relationship-oriented service.
About Severson & Werson
For over 70 years, the firm has provided consistent, reliable, unwavering support to our clients. The ethic here is service in its best, truest sense. We understand that our singular calling is service of our clients and their interests. Severson lawyers are taught from the start that our clients know their business, its environment, and their ultimate needs better than we do. We first listen closely, consider fully, and then provide honest, straightforward advice and advocacy.
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