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OSHA and Labor & Employment Law Issues Associated with Employee Discipline
Presented by Aaron Gelb, Mark Trapp, and Dan Deacon

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 lawsuit or labor grievance could turn out to be costly. But in circumstances that warrant discipline, employers cannot just sit back. Productivity, employee morale, workplace culture, employee safety and health, and meeting goals are just some of the many considerations impacted by an effective employee discipline program. 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 will learn 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

Aug 19, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Aaron R. Gelb
Partner, OSHA and Labor • Employment Practice Group @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Aaron R. Gelb Heads Conn Maciel Carey’s new Chicago office. His practice specializes in labor & employment and OSHA litigation. He has extensive experience litigating equal employment opportunity matters in federal and state courts, having tried numerous cases to verdict and defended employers before the EEOC as well as fair employment agencies nationwide. Aaron also advises employers through inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving fed OSHA and state OSH programs, and manages the full range of litigation against OSHA.
Mark M. Trapp
Partner, Labor • Employment Practice Group @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Mark M. Trapp is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s Chicago office. He practices law with a concentration in labor and employment. Mr. Trapp defends employers in a broad range of NLRB litigation and arbitration proceedings, and provides counsel on issues involving the National Labor Relations Act. He offers guidance on union election campaigns and labor relations, and has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Trapp also handles matters arising under the ADA, ADEA, and Title VII federal anti-discrimination laws.
Megan S. Shaked
Partner, OSHA and Labor • Employment Practice Groups @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Megan S. Shaked is an associate in the San Francisco office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. She represents employers on a wide range of employment matters, including claims of discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and whistle blowing. She also represents clients against claims brought by patrons alleging lack of accessibility under Title III of the ADA and the California Unruh and Disabled Persons Acts.