Disciplining 'Protected' Employees: A Compliance Workshop
Disciplining an underperforming employee is always difficult, but when that employee is covered under a legally protected status, it's downright scary! Some employees even try to use their protected status as a shield against your right to discipline.
Don't let performance or behavior problems fester because you fear a lawsuit. Reclaim your right to discipline or terminate ANY employee – both legally and effectively.
On Wednesday, December 6, our new webinar, Disciplining 'Protected' Employees: A Compliance Workshop, will explain the secrets to disciplining employees who are out on leave (FMLA, ADA, etc.), who have participated in a "protected" behavior (filing a legal complaint) or who are in a certain protected class (age, race, etc.).
Protected status isn't a "get out of jail free" card. Employees are not excused from performing their jobs or following your basic workplace rules just because they fall in a certain "protected" category. It's vital that HR and employers knows how to react when these "protected" employees have performance or behavior problems.
Documentation, timing and the correct use of progressive discipline are the keys to preventing liability with any employee, but especially those who have protected status. On Dec. 6, learn the key steps in handling any situation:
Disciplinary Action. Get a step-by-step explanation of how to analyze whether you can discipline a protected-right employee.
Documentation. Learn what should always (and never) be written down.
Employer Defenses. Learn how an agency or the court sees your employee's allegations.
Preparation. Learn how to prepare for litigation even before the decision to terminate an employee is made.
Training. Why a trained supervisor is a good supervisor, and how to teach this message.
Get all your questions answered …What are the best practices when it comes to disciplining an employee on leave? … What is the best way to document performance issues? … Why can supervisors make or break a case? … Why is training so important?
What Your Colleagues Are Saying
When this training session was given at this year's annual SHRM conference, attendees showered rave reviews of speaker Kelly Dobbs Bunting, including:
- "Funny, engaging, relatable, relevant & timely info for my job!"
- "I loved her presentation style, frankness and realness. I feel much more armed and able in this area now."
- "By far one of the most educational sessions I have attended! Kelly was knowledgeable and entertaining!"
- "She spoke the truth and gave great information. She did not speak in legalese and kept it real."
And because this is a webinar, there is no limit to the number of colleagues you can invite to sit in on this interactive event. I look forward to welcoming you December 6.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
P.S. Early Registration Bonuses. The first 50 people to register for the webinar will receive a Special Report that can help continue your training on employee discipline issues, Conducting Fair and Legal Discipline Interviews. Plus, you'll receive a booklet that you can use to train your supervisors: A Manager's Guide to the Do's and Don'ts of Discipline.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service – at no cost. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If the webinar fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your course materials, website access and registration bonuses are all yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.
CD Recording & Download: $197
Webinar, CD Recording & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Kelly Dobbs Bunting is a dynamic speaker and an attorney in the Philadelphia office of Greenberg Traurig. She is the co-chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice's Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement group and she litigates all types of federal employment lawsuits, including wage-and-hour violations, disability claims and discrimination cases. Kelly has appeared before the EEOC, NLRB, DOL and numerous state agencies. Kelly's humor and real-life approach to her presentations make her a crowd favorite at national HR and employment law conferences.
Early Registration Bonuses:
Conducting Fair and Legal Discipline Interviews
No interview is more difficult to tackle than a disciplinary one. An employee has made a serious mistake and knows there's trouble ahead; a manager must take appropriate disciplinary steps to change an employee's behavior. But one misstep in a discipline interview and you could wind up the one in trouble. This booklet helps you avoid errors in the disciplinary process that can land you in hot water.
A Manager's Guide to the Do's and Don'ts of Discipline
When it comes to interpreting, implementing and enforcing your organization's discipline policies, managers are on the front lines. This booklet will help arm them with essential knowledge on disciplinary measures that will keep your organization out of court.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
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