Why you should attend
Any attorney or human resources professional who advises or represents employers, employees, labor unions or government, or who has judicial/arbitral/mediator responsibility, must keep abreast of changes in the employment discrimination arena, and must also be aware of cutting-edge developments on the litigation front.
This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, members of the judiciary and representatives from the EEOC, to analyze and provide practical guidance regarding the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena.
What you will learn
- New laws and new rulings that can affect the advice you give, the strategies you choose, and the settlements you propose
- What judges think about lawyers’ approaches to litigating employment discrimination claims
- Lesser known/emerging discrimination claims
- Discrimination trends and the experts’ future predictions
Who should attend
This program is designed for legal and human resources professionals at all levels who seek an in-depth analysis and discussion of workplace discrimination claims, and the resolution of those claims, both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Anne C. Vladeck, Theodore O. Rogers, Jr.
9:15 Disabilities Discrimination Today: Take Two Aspirin and Call HR
- Intersection between FMLA and ADA
- ADAAA update
- Evolving types of disabilities, including illnesses in remission
- Overlap between ERISA/ADA
- Employee conduct alleged to be a product of disability or treatment
Ned H. Bassen, Hon. James C. Francis, IV, Susan Ritz
10:15 Accommodation in Practice: Do I Really Have to Pay for Her to Fly First Class?
- Accommodating claimed disabilities - what information can the employer require, what happens when leaves end
- Religious discrimination and accommodation in an age of political unrest
- Dealing with requests for unusual workplace accommodations, including accommodations off the work site, and potential fallout for the workforce
- Cost as it bears on the reasonableness of the accommodation
- Transgender accommodation
- USERRA accommodation
Gerald T. Hathaway, Mary Schuette, Debra L. Raskin
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Discrimination Class Actions: Wal-Mart v. Dukes One Year Later - Were Reports of the Death of Class Actions Exaggerated?
- How the courts and litigants have reacted to the Wal-Mart decision
- Size matters: when is a big class too big?
- Developing areas of expert testimony, including new theories of “unconscious” bias
- Arbitration agreements and their treatment in the class action context
Patrick W. Shea, Darnley D. Stewart
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 Retaliation Claims: Don’t Get Mad, Don’t Get Even, Don’t Get Sued
- Recent decisions on standards for retaliation claims
- The expanding scope of potential claims and claimants (e.g. Dodd-Frank)
- Involvement of government agencies and their evolving views
- Dealing with the aftermath of investigations
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Kathleen M. McKenna, Kathleen Peratis, Jordan A. Thomas
2:45 Ethical and Other Challenges in Harassment Claims: Who Said High Wire Acts Were Only in the Circus?
- The intersection of criminal and civil law in harassment cases
- High profile harassment/abuse cases and their effects on the workforce
- Bystander harassment and multiple plaintiff sexual harassment claims
- The outside law firm as investigator: benefits and pitfalls
- Dealing with the press
Robert J. Anello, Lisa M. Friel, Kevin B. Leblang
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Discrimination Trends and Future Predictions: Pulling Out the Crystal Ball
- Sexual orientation/gender identity/marital status discrimination
- Hybrid claims
- ADR/mandatory mediation programs- are courts less inviting?
Hon. Denny Chin, Elizabeth Grossman, Alan M. Koral, Pearl Zuchlewski
Hon. Denny Chin
~ Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Lisa M. Friel
~ Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations, T&M Protection Resources, LLC
~ Regional Attorney, New York District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
~ Vice President, Legal Services, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
New York City Hotel Accommodations
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