Safeguard Against Employment Retaliation Claims: What You Need to Know
In the latest findings of the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed in 2014, 42.8% of all EEOC charges is dominated by discrimination charges in alleged form of retaliation against the employee acting on a claim. The number of charges is greatest in Texas (8,035), followed by Florida (7,528) and California (6,363). The statistics barely reflect that retaliation claims are good and dangerous for many employers.
Employers commit unlawful retaliation if they "fire, demote, harass or otherwise retaliate against an individual" for filing complaints either internally or to a government agency. However, retaliation liability encompasses the unclear scope. Thereby, employers should create clear and unambiguous policy to avoid potential retaliation claims.
In addition, it is critical for employers to be aware of the existing federal statutes under which employees can bring retaliation claims: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA), Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and a dozen more state laws.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant issues and latest Safeguard Against Employment Retaliation Claims.
Key topics include:
- Assessing the Rise in Employment Retaliation Claims
- Proving Retaliation Claims At Trials
- Protected Activity
- Adverse Action
- “But for” Causation
- Retaliation Claims under Federal Statutes
- Litigation Strategies for Defending Against Retaliation Lawsuits
- Strategic Ways to Prevent Retaliation
Lisa M. Lamm Bachman, Partner
Foley & Mansfield
- General overview of retaliation claims.
- How courts are handling retaliation claims.
- Recognizing potential retaliation claims.
- Unique or special circumstances that may impact exposure to potential retaliation claims.
Wendy L. Hillger, Esq., Partner
Ad Astra Law Group, LLP
- Deliver a clear and meaningful message.
- Train and educate your workforce.
- Investigate complaints fairly and expeditiously.
- Manage them Out.
- Create a record.
- Respect confidentiality.
Who Should Attend:
- HR Executives
- HR Personnel
- Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
- Labor Counsel
- In-House Counsel
- Litigation Attorneys
- Litigation Officers
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Related/Interested professionals
Lisa Lamm Bachman is a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Minneapolis office. During her 20 years of practice she has represented clients in all aspects of litigation including motions and depositions, jury trials, bench trials, evidentiary hearings, appeals, arbitration hearings and mediation. Lisa's practice experience includes representing and advising employers in matters involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, ADA, FMLA, ERISA interference, FLSA, misappropriation of trade secrets, and non-compete agreements. Likewise, Lisa has significant experience representing businesses in a variety of commercial matters, contract disputes, closely held shareholder disputes, fraud claims and general liability matters. Lisa's recent notable trials include a defense verdict following a 9-day jury trial in a matter involving non-compete agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets, a defense verdict issued from the bench after a two-day court trial, and a $1.5M jury verdict on behalf of an apparel manufacturer for a breach of contract claim.
Lisa Lamm Bachman is a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Minneapolis office. During her 20 years of practice she has …
“Per aspera ad astra” is Latin for through difficulties to the stars. Ad Astra Law Group counsels clients through difficult litigation to achieve great results. Wendy Hillger is a Partner at Ad Astra, a boutique civil litigation firm in San Francisco that represents plaintiffs and defendants in employment and complex commercial cases.
Ms. Hillger represents clients in a wide variety of industries, but specifically focuses on property and business owners, retail and professional service firms. Wendy regularly appears in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. She has significant experience mediating and arbitrating employment and other disputes. Her counseling work includes providing employment advice to management on retaliation and wage-and-hour issues, and speaking at employment training seminars. Wendy has also conducted lawyer training and MCLE events related to depositions and trial practice.
“Per aspera ad astra” is Latin for through difficulties to the stars. Ad Astra Law Group counsels clients through difficult …
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About Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield, named a 2015 “Go-To” Law Firm for Fortune 500 clients, is a national defense firm with approximately 150 attorneys in offices from coast to coast. Foley & Mansfield provides legal expertise, creative solutions and extensive trial experience across multiple jurisdictions.
About Ad Astra Law Group, LLP
Ad Astra Law Group LLP represents clients in business, computer fraud and employment litigation. Our name comes from the Latin phrase “per aspera ad astra” - meaning through hardships to the stars. We counsel our clients through difficult situations to achieve great results. Ad Astra was founded on the principle that clients should have direct and immediate access to their attorney. Like most law firms, we resolve many of our cases through settlement and mediation, but we have the experience, knowledge and desire to try cases in any court in California.