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Defending Employers Against Retaliation Claims

As the numbers, costs, and class actions of retaliation claims continue to rise, it is imperative that counsel for employers establish successful procedures and strategies to manage and defend against such claims. This program provides an overview of the retaliation cause of action as well as the most recent case law, developments and trends in retaliation litigation. 

1.5 hours MCLE Credit. 

 

 

As the numbers, costs, and class actions of retaliation claims continue to rise, it is imperative that counsel for employers establish successful procedures and strategies to manage and defend against such claims. This program provides an overview of the retaliation cause of action as well as the most recent case law, developments and trends in retaliation litigation. Join David Reis for guidance in counseling employer clients on avoiding litigation, managing a whistleblowing employee in the workplace after a claim has arisen, and litigation strategies for defending against retaliation claims. Mr. Reis also discusses the relationship between retaliation and harassment, discrimination, and ADA claims.

Program Highlights:

  • Overview of federal and state laws prohibiting retaliation
  • What constitutes “protected conduct” by an employee and an “adverse action” by an employer
  • New causal connection standards
  • Best practices in avoiding litigation and conducting an internal investigation of a retaliation claim
  • Common discovery issues, arguing a motion for judgment, and litigating damages

This is an intermediate level program and some prior employment law experience is assumed.

On Demand BU59881-191

Recorded 11/16

 

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$ 99.00

As the numbers, costs, and class actions of retaliation claims continue to rise, it is imperative that counsel for employers establish successful procedures and strategies to manage and defend against such claims. This program provides an overview of the retaliation cause of action as well as the most recent case law, developments and trends in retaliation litigation. Join David Reis for guidance in counseling employer clients on avoiding litigation, managing a whistleblowing employee in the workplace after a claim has arisen, and litigation strategies for defending against retaliation claims. Mr. Reis also discusses the relationship between retaliation and harassment, discrimination, and ADA claims.

Program Highlights:

  • Overview of federal and state laws prohibiting retaliation
  • What constitutes “protected conduct” by an employee and an “adverse action” by an employer
  • New causal connection standards
  • Best practices in avoiding litigation and conducting an internal investigation of a retaliation claim
  • Common discovery issues, arguing a motion for judgment, and litigating damages

This is an intermediate level program and some prior employment law experience is assumed.

DAVID J. REIS

DAVID J. REIS

DAVID J. REIS is a partner with Arnold Porter in San Francisco and is the head of the firm's Labor and Employment practice group. He has been recognized repeatedly by California's largest legal newspaper, the Daily Journal, as one of the top employment attorneys in California (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016). An experienced trial lawyer, David has prevailed in jury trials on behalf of employers in each of the last three years (2013-2015), and has handled dozens of arbitrations. David also has argued successfully before the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His cases include multi-plaintiff discrimination and wage and hour cases, as well as contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unfair competition, breach of non-compete obligations, fraud, defamation, and breach of fiduciary duty cases. David also represents professional services firms in employment, professional negligence and partner/member disputes, regularly counsels businesses concerning corporate governance matters, and represents executives in connection with employment and severance agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation obligations, and other employment-related or partnership-related documents. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from Stanford University.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Employment Law
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
SUBTOPICS General Interest
SUBTOPICS Forming and Advising
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Employment Law
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
SUBTOPICS General Interest
SUBTOPICS Forming and Advising
PRODUCT GROUP Digital