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Event Date Thu Feb 27 EST (almost 2 years ago)
Region All

In today’s litigious environment, employers are increasingly at risk of being sued for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation by disgruntled current and former employees. Many times the difference between a defense verdict and a verdict in favor of the plaintiff hinges on how well management and human resources addressed and documented employee performance problems. This topic helps Human Resources professionals develop effective and proactive performance management systems. The material covered will include best practices for coaching and disciplining employees, drafting performance improvement plans and disciplinary documentation, a checklist for making defensible discipline and termination decisions.

Learning Objectives:

• You will be able to define the legal issues involved in performance management.
• You will be able to discuss best practices for performance management with supervisors and managers.
• You will be able to identify potential legal risks before they become lawsuits.
• You will be able to recognize performance issues sooner.


2020 Speakers


Betsy Johnson
Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C