Employment Law

Preventing Workplace Retaliation Claims

Presented by Allison West
Recorded on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
Prerequisites: None
CE Credits: 1.5 HRCI Credits awarded upon completion
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Retaliation claims may seem inevitable. After all, they are easy to make and can be easy to prove. Some employers have learned this the hard way—through costly litigation.

Fortunately, there are many steps employers can take to reduce their risk of being accused of retaliation and, when allegations are made, to fend them off.

This 90-minute webinar will provide you with tips and tools you need to prevent retaliation claims from moving forward, including the latest court rulings and strategies for minimizing litigation risk.  Our speaker is Allison West, Esq., SPHR, a sought-after trainer and frequent speaker known for her dynamic presentation style.  

You’ll Learn:

  • How can you best protect your company from being on the receiving end of a costly claim?
  • How have recent changes in the law affected employee protections in claiming retaliation?
  • What types of actions create liability?
  • Who does the law protect?
  • What should be included in your company policies and training?
  • Tips for continuing to manage your workforce after a complaint has been filed – including strategies for dealing with the complaining party
  • Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Ms. West your retaliation questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar

Attendees Who Will Benefit From This Webinar Include:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • In-House Labor and Employment Counsel
  • Business Managers and Supervisors
  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • Management Consultants
Allison West Allison West
The founder of Employment Practices Specialists, Allison West uses her employment law background and a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification to help companies resolve — and prevent — employment claims. As a litigator, she was responsible for handling federal and state claims, wrongful discharge and work-related tort claims; developing employee handbooks, policies and procedures; and counseling clients concerning all facets of employment practices.

Today, she focuses on conducting workplace investigations, delivering one-on-one sensitivity training on sexual harassment, discrimination, and diversity awareness issues, coaching managers and employees with disciplinary and/or behavioral problems, providing expert witness and litigation assistance, and consulting with HR departments on administrative agency charges and employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and 24/7 employee complaint hotlines.

Ms. West is a sought-after trainer known for her dynamic and interactive speaking style. She is also a frequent speaker at local and national events such as the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition where she was ranked as one of the top ten highest rated speakers at the 2012 conference. She also speaks at the HR Star Conferences in Los Angeles and San Francisco where she has been the only presenter to receive perfect evaluation scores, and the Northern California Human Resources Association HR West Annual Conference where she is consistently ranked a top-rated presenter.

CE Credits:
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