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Employee Discipline for Conduct Outside of Work

 

Learn how to properly handle the difficult issue of disciplining employees for conduct outside of the workplace.

Don't make costly mistakes.Learn the legal rights and responsibilities of employers in disciplining employees for conduct outside of work. Learn about recent legislation and court cases involving some of the hottest topics in employment law, including employee discipline for blogging, web-based employer trashing, workplace dating and extramarital affairs, and physical appearance such as weight, tattoos and body piercing. Our experienced professionals will discuss permissible discipline for employees violating conflict of interest policies, including engaging in unfair competition with the employer. Understand how a growing number of states are protecting employee off-duty conduct by providing an overview of state employee lifestyle statutes. For union employers, these topics will be discussed in the context of defending against employee grievances.

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Timothy A. Palmer

Timothy A. Palmer

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in both its Nashville, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama offices
  • Practice focuses on the defense of employment litigation including discrimination claims, defense of personnel actions, and defense of employee benefit disputes
  • Experienced litigator concentrating in both employment litigation and general civil litigation in state and federal courts
  • Frequent speaker lecturing on jury selection procedures and employment litigation
  • Has been selected as one of America’s leading business lawyers in labor and employment by Chambers USA
  • Member of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Best Lawyers of America and is a Super Lawyer
  • J.D. degree, Vanderbilt University School of Law; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Lipscomb University
  • Can be contacted at 615-254-1900, 205-328-1900 or [email protected]
James A. (Jay) Patton, Jr., Esq.

James A. (Jay) Patton, Jr., Esq.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Attorney in the national employment law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in the Birmingham, Alabama, office
  • Exclusively represents management in employment law related matters and related litigation
  • Experience representing employers in employment-related litigation on federal, state, and local levels before court and administrative agencies regarding claims concerning discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations, including collective actions
  • Frequent lecturer in the areas of employment discrimination and noncompete agreements
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute and one of the writers of the Defense Research Institute’s Jury Charge E-Desk Reference
  • Served as an officer in the U.S. Army and worked in manufacturing and sales roles
  • Alabama Super Lawyer
  • J.D. degree, The University of Alabama School of Law; B.S. degree, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Can be contacted at 205-986-1021 or [email protected]
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