Harassment, Retaliation and the Pending November Elections

Fertile Ground for Employee Claims

September 15, 2016

Harassment and Retaliation—yes, the issues have been around for a long time, but they continue to rank among the most popular and dangerous claims made against employers. Combine those theories and a contentious election season, and you have an environment ripe for disagreement and employment claims. We will review recent case developments involving harassment and retaliation claims in a variety of contexts, as well as address the potential for these (and related) claims during this vitriolic campaign season.


  • Recent cases enforcing best practices to avoid and defend harassment and retaliation claims; 
  • Protections for political speech and activities; and
  • Potential for claims during this election season and beyond.


Ramon D. Bissmeyer, Attorney, Dykema Cox Smith
Daniel R. Stern, Attorney, Dykema Cox Smith

When and Where

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Two session times offered: 7:30 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Dykema Cox Smith
Weston Centre
112 E. Pecan Street, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205

Parking: Complimentary guest parking is available only in the Lower Level Parking Garage accessible from either Soledad or Pecan Streets.  

CLE Credit

1.5 Hours of CLE credit anticipated


This workshop is expected to last 90 minutes and is complimentary for up to three attendees per company. Registration for additional attendees is $75 each.

If you have questions, contact Sandy Young at 210-554-5597 or

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