On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM Eastern, join Kara Maciel, Amanda Walker, and Dan Deacon of Conn Maciel Carey’s national Labor & Employment Practice and OSHA Practice, for a complimentary webinar regarding “Addressing Employee Complaints: Whistleblower / Retaliation Claims and OSHA Notices of Alleged Hazards.”
OSHA whistleblower complaints have been on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives more charges of retaliation than any other type of claim for the statutes they regulate, including Title VII discrimination.
It is essential for employers to develop, maintain, and evaluate their employee complaint policy and procedure to foster a supportive work environment and address employee issues before they turn into a regulatory issue or the basis for litigation. As part of this complaint policy, employers must also ensure their management representatives understand how to effectively interact with a complaining employee after a grievance has been communicated, including dealing with performance issues in a manner that makes clear any adverse employment action is distinct from the employee’s complaint.
During this webinar, participants will learn:
- The laws and regulations impacted by employee complaints and complaint procedures, including Title VII harassment claims, OSHA recordkeeping regulations, and retaliation provisions of relevant employment laws and the OSH Act
- What an employee complaint procedure should include, how it should be communicated to employees, and tips for implementation
- Effective investigation of employee complaints, and how to share investigation results without crossing confidentiality
- Strategies to ensure supervisors effectively manage employees who have lodged complaints without creating retaliation or regulations liabilities
Click here to register for this webinar.
This will be the tenth webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2017 OSHA Webinar Series. Plan to join us for the remaining complimentary monthly OSHA webinars.
If you missed any of our prior webinars in the 2017 or past years’ OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s Webinar Archive.