Avoiding A Discrimination Claim And Preparing Your Best Defense

April 07, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Schwartz Hannum PC

Federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace go all the way back to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the 45 years since the Civil Rights Act was passed, new anti-discrimination laws have been passed and case law has defined and refined the breadth and depth of the many anti-discrimination obligations imposed on employers. Facing a dizzying list of protected classes and newspaper headlines that shout out a painful reminder of the costs of ending up on the losing end of a discrimination claim, employers are wise to learn more about ways to avoid discrimination claims, while at the same time preparing a legal defense to discrimination claims in the event that the employer is faced with litigation despite taking all proper precautionary measures.

In this program, Jaimie McKean will provide an overview of the laws against discrimination, as well as a review of the most common discrimination claims. In addition, we will provide practical suggestions regarding how to avoid the danger zones that can lead to discrimination claims, while at the same time preparing a strong defense to such claims.

Topics will include:

  • The truth about at-will employment;
  • Types of discrimination claims;
  • The most common discrimination claims;
  • Danger zones that can lead to discrimination claims;
  • Ways to avoid discrimination claims;
  • Tips on responding to a discrimination claim;
  • Ways to avoid retaliation claims;
  • Viable defenses to discrimination claims; and
  • Preparing a defense in order to limit liability.

Who should attend?

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • In-House Counsel
  • Executives
  • Managers

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