The #MeToo Movement and Employment Practices Liability
In 2017, 84,254 EEOC Charges were filed and total lawsuit recovery was $42.4 Million. Of those charges, 30% alleged Harassment. Jury Awards continue to rise and currently have an average award of $390,000, with growing pressure for larger awards given the current culture.
Come join us where we’ll discuss current claim examples, loss statistics, climate at the EEOC and court rulings that affect case law, as well as updated risk management services available.
Our featured speaker is Angella Myers, Founding Partner in The Myers Law Group. With offices in Texas and Louisiana, Angella is one of Travelers' top panel counsel for Employment Practices Liability claims, successfully handling thousands of claims over the past 20 years. Armed with vast experience and fierce dedication to client advocacy and services, Angella has earned the trust and admiration of countless insureds.
Please join us for an informative and educational session where we’ll discuss important topics led by an expert in the field of Employment Law.
Here is a basic outline of the topics that will be covered:
I. Social Media
III. Dress and Appearance
IV. FLSA and Misclassification
V. Relationship Between the ADA, FMLA and Pregnancy Discrimination Act
VI. Sexual Harassment
VlI. Louisiana Law Lagniappe
This presentation will help you answer some of the following questions, or at minimum, give you cause for concern when the following issues arise:
- Can an employer terminate a group of employees who are posting complaints on Facebook about their pay?
- Can an employee terminate a male employee who reports to work wearing a dress and heels?
- Can an employer terminate an employee who reports to work with visible tattoos?
- Does an employee have to be paid overtime if he agrees to being an independent contractor?
- Can an employee terminate an injured or ill employee who does not return to work after using all his or her FMLA leave?
- Can an employer terminate an employee for reporting allegations of sexual harassment, which ultimately turned out be a mere misunderstanding and inoffensive conduct?
- Can an employee bring his or her gun to work?
- Can an employer fire employees who do not support its political candidate?
Thank you to Travelers and The Myers Law Group for partnering with us on this valuable and timely seminar.
Gillis, Ellis & Baker - Training Room
1615 Poydras St., Suite 700 (The entire 7th floor)
New Orleans, LA 70112
Validated parking is available in the parking garages at 1615 Poydras and 1555 Poydras. Metered street parking is also available. You can access the 1615 Poydras parking garage at the rear of the building on Perdido St.
This seminar is free; however, registration is required.