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Proving or Disproving Employee Discrimination Claims

Learn the steps you can take to prevent discrimination claims and how to handle them if they arise.

Employee discrimination claims are costly for employers, both in terms of time and money. It is imperative to understand the federal laws that govern discrimination in employment, the steps employers can take to prevent discrimination claims, and how to handle these claims if they arise. This course will guide employers through the employment discrimination claim process, beginning with effective strategies to prevent discrimination claims, then moving to internally handling an employee's complaint, to navigating the EEOC investigation, and ending with taking the case before a jury.

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Agenda

Overview of Employment Discrimination Laws

  • Notable Federal Laws That Protect Employees From Discrimination in the Workplace
    • Title VII
    • ADA
    • ADEA
    • EPA
  • Best Practices to Prevent Discrimination Claims
  • Types of Discrimination Claims
    • Disparate Treatment
    • Disparate Impact
    • Harassment
    • Retaliation
  • Evidence Required to Prove or Disprove Discrimination Claims

Conducting Internal Investigations

  • Goals of Investigation
  • The Process/Documenting the Investigation, Including When to Conduct an Internal Investigation; Who Should Conduct the Internal Investigation; the Proper Scope of the Internal Investigation, etc.
  • Determining Appropriate Remedial Action in Response to the Internal Investigation

Responding to an EEOC Charge

  • The Process, Generally
  • Best Practices in Responding to an EEOC Charge
  • The EEOC's Investigation Process

Defending an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

  • Responding to the Complaint
  • Discovery and Fact Development, Including Written Discovery and Depositions
  • The Summary Judgment Stage
  • Trial Preparation
  • Settlement Strategies and Tactics
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on July 28, 2022.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • ASA 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected] Please retain proof of attendance in the event your CE record is audited.
     
  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.1
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.1 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 66 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.1 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.1 hours of credit.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.0
     
  • This E-Learning program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

  • Those applying for AIA and HRCI must view 100% of the program and answer the questions following the program.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Holly E. Courtney

Holly E. Courtney

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Holly Courtney

  • Partner at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Practice focuses on labor and employment disputes and counsel; as a litigator, mounts forceful and persuasive defenses before federal and state courts and administrative agencies on behalf of employers; as an advisor, helps management develop and maintain compliant employee policies
  • Includes issues related to discrimination, including harassment and retaliation; drug and alcohol testing; employee leave; wage and hour law; workers’ compensation; unemployment insurance; the National Labor Relations Act; restrictive covenants; employee handbooks and policies and separation and severance agreements
  • Prior to joining the firm, judicial intern to the Hon. David T. Prosser, Jr. with the Wisconsin Supreme court, Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court; also served as a mediator in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Small Claims Division
  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 608-283-0121 or [email protected]
Nadia L. Gonzalez

Nadia L. Gonzalez

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

  • Associate at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Advises businesses on a range of matters affecting the employer-employee relationship
  • Before joining the firm, she was a summer associate at the firm, and she also completed a legal externship with the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • Previously worked as a legal clerk for a Wisconsin-based insurance company, where she worked closely with in-house counsel to analyze and provide guidance on legal issues involving human resources matters, compliance, contracts, litigation avoidance, and other issues
  • J.D. degree, University of Wisconsin Law School; B.A. degree in political science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Can be contacted at 608-416-1701 or [email protected]
Leah N. Moon

Leah N. Moon

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

  • Associate at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Advises both public and private companies on a range of workplace policies, programs, and practices
  • Previously a Summer Associate with Michael Best
  • Gained experience working as a clinical student with Legal Assistance for Institutionalized Persons (LAIP) and as an intern with the Wisconsin State Public Defender
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School; B.A. degree in psychology and criminal justice, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Can be contacted at 608-283-2249 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409837
Published 2022
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