Terminate for the Right Reasons-and Avoid Legal Headaches

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

You’re More Prone to Discrimination & Retaliation Claims Than You Think


Think “employment at will” protects you from former employees’ claims? Think again. Whistleblowing and discrimination are just two ways you can run into legal trouble when firing workers, and those are headaches you don’t want to invite.

In this comprehensive webinar, labor attorney Susan Desmond will walk you through sound practices for employee termination—ones that can minimize future litigation. Desmond will outline public policy exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine, as well as whistleblower exceptions, so that you full understand your liability for discrimination, retaliation, and other employee claims.

After attending this instructive session, you will understand your company’s obligations to its employees under federal law. You’ll also know how to handle tricky termination decisions—such as when employees have engaged in protected activity. Don’t mishandle this important task. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make a sound termination decision and conduct a proper termination meeting

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Understand the employment-at-will doctrine (and its public policy exceptions)
  • Understand whistleblower exceptions and protections
  • Comply with employer obligations toward employees under federal law
  • Make the right decision to terminate—at the right time
  • Handle terminations when employees have engaged in protected activity
  • Avoid wrongful termination claims
  • Conduct a compliant termination meeting

Who Should Attend

All employers, both public and private

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About Our Speaker

Susan Fahey Desmond | labor and employment law Speaker


Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in...   More Info
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