Beyond Discrimination Claims: What Else Can You Be Sued For?

SHRM 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Beyond Discrimination Claims: What Else Can You Be Sued For?
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Workplace Application:  Minimize your organization’s litigation risk, armed with tips, tools, and strategies to identify subtle yet costly workplace claims.

While discrimination and sexual harassment are on every HR professional's radar, you need to be more proactive to spot—and avoid—the subtle risks of other kinds of claims, especially in an era of increased social media usage, lawyer solicitation, and employee savvy. This fast-paced interactive session offers tips and tools to help you minimize your litigation risk.

  • Identify and understand the impact of workplace communications and conduct that can lead to defamation, fraud and privacy claims.
  • Protect your organization with effective practices to avoid negligent hiring, defamation, and misrepresentation claims.

Learn from other employer's mistakes with a review of various cases from around the country.


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP

West, Esq., SHRM-SCP

Allison West is an employment attorney by background and uses her legal skills coupled with sound human resources practices to assist companies in managing and reducing their workplace risks.  She is a frequent top rated-speaker on employment law and human resources topics.  Allison specializes in delivering customized interactive training, conducting workplace investigations, coaching executives and managers, human resources consulting and provides expert witness assistance. Allison is a Board Member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and is licensed to practice law in California and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM-SCP certification.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
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HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
Critical Evaluation
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