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WEBINAR: Addressing Employee Complaints: Whistleblower / Retaliation Claims and OSHA Notices of Alleged Hazards

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Addressing Employee Complaints: Whistleblower / Retaliation Claims and OSHA Notices of Alleged Hazards

About this event

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.

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.  Participants in this webinar will learn the following:

  • 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

 

About the presenters

Kara M. Maciel
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Kara M. Maciel is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national Labor • Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship.

Ms. Maciel works to create workplace solutions for her clients across all industries. She defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. She advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. Ms. Maciel counsels employers on how to develop lawful strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

For more information about our Labor & Employment Practice Group, visit the Labor & Employment Practice page on our website.  Also, check out our Employer Defense Report blog.

 

Kate McMahon
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Kathryn M. McMahon is a partner in the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. She focuses her practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law and environmental law. Ms. McMahon helps clients manage incident and fatality inspections, and litigation related to alleged violations by federal OSHA and state OSHA programs.  She also represents industry stakeholders in all aspects of OSHA rulemaking, including proposed rules regarding silica, injury and illness recordkeeping, hexavalent chromium, and beryllium, among others.

For more information about our OSHA Practice Group, visit the OSHA Practice page on our website.  Also, check out ourOSHA Defense Report blog.

 

Dan C. Deacon
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Daniel C. Deacon is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP, working in both the Labor and Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group.  Dan’s practicefocuses on all aspects of occupational safety & health law and labor and employment law.  He represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA and other state and local safety related agencies.

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Organizer

Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Phone:
202.715.6244
Website:
http://www.connmaciel.com/

Venue

WEBINAR