On August 11, 2021, Lindsay A. Disalvo and Ashley D. Mitchell presented a webinar regarding Employee Misconduct Defense, Discipline, and Employment Law Issues.
Disciplining employees, a critical tool in enforcing workplace rules, has the potential to create problems, especially when relationships deteriorate and emotions run high. Even in situations where an employer is disciplining for the right reason, if it is handled incorrectly, a costly lawsuit or labor grievance could result. Employers, however, cannot ignore misconduct and/or poor performance that negatively impacts productivity, employee morale, workplace culture, or the organization’s ability to meet key goals. Consistent employee discipline can also benefit employers in litigation, union grievances, and inspections and investigations by the EEOC and OSHA.
This webinar will give you a blueprint to lawfully discipline employee and mitigate the risk of future litigation. Participants in this webinar learned about:
- The legal implications of disciplining employees
- Tips for drafting effective discipline policies
- Effective investigations into performance issues and misconduct
- Strategies for carrying out effective discipline in a legally sound manner
- Ways that employee discipline can be used offensively in litigation
This was the 8th regularly scheduled webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2021 Labor and Employment Webinar Series. Click here to view our full schedule, detailed program descriptions, and individual registration pages for all of the webinars in the 2021 Labor and Employment Webinar Series. To register for all of Conn Maciel Carey’s Labor and Employment webinars, click here to send us an email request, and we will register you. If you missed any of our past webinars in our annual Labor and Employment Webinar Series, click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel and view our webinar archive.
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