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Webinar: "Employee Retaliation Claims: Growing Litigation Threat," featuring Arlene Steinfield

August 21, 2012

Cox Smith Shareholder Arlene Steinfield will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live phone/web seminar, "Employee Retaliation Claims: Growing Litigation Threat" scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 12:00pm-1:30pm CDT.

Webinar Description:

Employee retaliation claims have soared. More retaliation claims were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during 2011 than any other type of charge. In addition, courts have recently expanded the scope of actionable retaliatory claims.

Employers and their counsel must take proactive steps to minimize the risk of employee retaliation claims. Procedures outlining how to report discrimination or harassment, unbiased investigations of employee claims, and effective management and supervisor training are essential.

Employment counsel defending EEOC charges or retaliation suits must make strategic choices regarding what information to present to the EEOC or the court, pursuing summary judgment, and protecting privileged information. Missteps could be costly for the employer.

Steinfeld and her fellow panelists will provide guidance for employment counsel on steps to take to minimize the risk of exposure to employee retaliation claims. The panel will also outline effective strategies for defending against EEOC charges and suits alleging retaliatory conduct.

They will offer their perspectives and guidance on these and other critical questions:

  •    What is driving the significant increase in EEOC charges and employee suits alleging retaliation?
  •    What steps can employers and their counsel take to reduce their exposure to employee retaliation claims?
  •    What are some effective strategies for employment counsel defending EEOC charges or retaliation suits?


After presentations, panelists will engage in a live question and answer session with participants — so they can answer your questions about these important issues directly.

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