Everyone’s doing it, but should you be doing it too? And if you’re already doing it, are you doing it right? We’re talking about pre-employment testing, which can be very helpful in recruiting and retention or it can be a potential legal disaster. By example, a recent pre-employment testing case brought by the EEOC against Target settled for $2.8 million.
This IAML webinar will provide insights as to the benefits of testing and the ways you can conduct tests without creating significant risk. There are many, many tests on the market. Some are far better than others and some types of tests are far more dangerous than other types. You should choose what tests to use wisely and with several important legal considerations in mind.
About Your Presenter:
Gavin S. Appleby, Esq. is a Shareholder with the law firm of Littler Mendelson in Atlanta where he advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters. He has been consistently rated as an IAML "all-star" instructor for more than 20 years. He was recently named in Best Lawyers in America 2013, Employment & Labor-Management, Atlanta.
Mr. Appleby presents at many IAML seminars including the Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations, the Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar, the Certificate in Making Employment Workplace Decisions Workshop, and numerous in-house programs. Participants appreciate how he combines his legal skills with practical insights into workplace issues.
Mr. Appleby's focus ranges from defending single plaintiff and class action employment cases to advising on and litigating wage and hour matters and handling OSHA issues. He also has significant experience in union avoidance, defending union campaigns, handling arbitrations and mediations, and conducting investigations. He is nationally known for his employment law and diversity training, as well as for developing legally-defensible diversity programs.
He received his B.A. degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia where he was a member of the national Moot Court Team. Mr. Appleby is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He lectures extensively throughout the country and has written a number of published articles on employment and labor law issues. He is also the co-author of a text on pre-employment testing.