Terminating an Employee Relationship

(335 Ratings)

Produced on: September 19, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This course, presented by Littler Mendelson shareholder S. Jeanine Conley, will explore what issues an employer should consider when deciding whether to terminate an employee relationship and steps an employer can take to avoid litigation or reduce liability in an environment where employment actions continue to rise. Although the majority of employees are at-will and can be terminated for any reason, employment laws create limitations on an employee’s at-will status. Employers must fully understand these limitations and take proactive steps, like properly documenting performance, to ensure that their terminations are lawful. The course will also cover recent developments concerning separation and confidentiality agreements and trade secret considerations during the termination process.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of what protected classes are covered under various federal and state employment discrimination laws, what laws apply to employees with disabilities or medical conditions, and various whistleblower statutes
  2. Understand what employer actions are lawful and unlawful under these statutes
  3. Develop best practices for terminating an employee relationship, and review what steps an employer should take pre- and post-termination
  4. Study recent developments concerning separation and confidentiality agreements


Faculty

S. Jeanine Conley

Littler Mendelson P.C.

S. Jeanine Conley, an experienced trial lawyer, represents many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations and is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson.  She has also represented clients before a variety of government agencies, both at the state and federal levels.  Conley regularly advises and counsels clients in all industries, particularly the manufacturing, retail, financial services and media and entertainment industries on a wide-range of employment issues, including Title VII anti-discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, restrictive covenants and various whistleblower laws, including Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes Oxley.  Through her experience as a trial lawyer, Conley is able to efficiently and effectively strategize with her clients to resolve employment disputes through the best possible means for the client by obtaining favorable settlements, dismissal of actions through summary judgment or full defense verdicts at trial.

Along with her successful employment practice, Conley is extremely active in her community and is the chair of the New York Urban League Board of Directors and on the Advisory Board of the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice.  She is past president of the Association of Black Women Attorneys and past chair of the New York City Bar's Committee on Minorities in the Profession.  She has also been recognized by numerous organizations for her work, and is the recipient of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Private Practitioner of the Year Award, Chambers Women in Law: “Outstanding Contribution to Furthering the Advancement of Minority Lawyers” Award, the Network  Journal's "40 Under Forty" Award for 2013 and the Nation’s Best Advocate Award from the NBA and Impact, along with others.

 



Reviews

AB
Alicia B.

Lots of helpful tips. Thanks.

LC
Lynne C.

Really EXCELLENT info and presentation.

CB
Caroline B.

Speaker is great - very clear, makes hard concepts easy to understand

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William S.

Thank you.

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Kristen H.

Very clear speaker

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Mary E.

Great presentation. Thank you.

JW
Jessica W.

Great course - both subject matter and presentation

GD
Gregory D.

Excellent review of current law as well as practical tips for how to avoid trouble.

MP
Marc P.

Thank you

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Michele P.

Thank you

JH
Joseph H.

Good speaker

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