CFTEA

Avoiding Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Claims with Kline Law Office (Q&A Included)

$25.00

Description

Program Outline

  1. Identifying Protected Classes – 6 Federal discrimination laws, plus 10 more often overlooked protections
  2. Definition of Discrimination
  3. Definition of Harassment – including quid pro quo and hostile environment claims
  4. Categories of Harassment – 7 Types of Protected Status
  5. Retaliation Defined – 4 sources of protection
  6. Employer Liability for Harassment – when is an employer strictly liable; preserving the affirmative defense by implementing an effective policy
  7. The Cost of Violations – 4 components; limited role of of damage caps
  8. Managing the Duty to Accommodate – 8 strategies, 5 ADA compliance recommendations, fitness for duty evaluations
  9. Avoiding Complaints without Tying the Hands of Management – 12 guidelines
  10. What to Expect If a Complaint Is Filed – tracking 7 steps
  11. Defending an Administrative Complaint – 7 handling recommendations
  12. Strategies for Settling or Litigating Cases – 6 strategies

Takeaways from the program:

  • “Hostile environment” – learn to distinguish when this is being bandied as a catchphrase from when you risk a potential claim.
  • Understand why retaliation is the fastest-growing type of claim; and when combined with whistleblower protection forms the largest percentage of claims.
  • Proactive steps and strategies to reduce risk.

 

ATTORNEY PROFILE

Robert W. Kline – Principal

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Employment Law for Management
  • Age, Disability, Gender & Harassment Claims
  • Civil Litigation
  • Education Law
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Stockbroker Claims (FINRA)
  • Trial Practice
  • Wage & Hour
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Protection
  • Workers’ Compensation

ADMISSION DETAILS

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Missouri
  • 1st Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals

LAW SCHOOL ATTENDED

  • Washington University, J.D.

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED

  • Beloit College, B.A. Business and Economics

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association; New Hampshire Bar Association and The Missouri Bar.

Date/Time: 9/28/2022 11 am - Noon
Code: C5081VC
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