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Confidently Handle Workplace Bullying, Threats of Violence and More

Dealing with employees who bully, threaten or abuse company time is fraught with legal liabilities. Seemingly minor missteps can lead to lawsuits or administrative investigations, so employers need to tread softly when weighing discipline options. Don't be caught unprepared. Attend this comprehensive webinar and get the essential information employers need to proactively deal with employees who pose a threat to workplace safety, morale and more. Register today!

  • Effectively respond to bullying - know how laws apply and what employers can do.
  • Decisively respond to threats of violence in order to maximize employee safety.
  • Stop FMLA abuse before it starts - know what questions you must ask employees requesting leave.
  • Handle delicate discipline situations where problem employees are members of protected classes.
  • Lawfully monitor employees while shielding employers from potential legal fallout.
  • Minimize debilitating areas of liability when discharging problem employees.

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Presenters: Julie A. Pace and David A. Selden

  1. Responding to Workplace Bullying
    10:00 - 11:00
    1. Bullying Claims: How They Fit Under Existing Federal Laws
    2. State Anti-Bullying Laws
    3. Bullying and Hostile Work Environment Claims
    4. Bullying and Discrimination and Harassment Claims
    5. Creating Anti-Bullying Policies
  2. Handling Threats of Workplace Violence
    11:15 - 12:15
    1. Responding to Threats Against Employees and Others
    2. OSHA Violations and Liabilities
    3. Avoiding Negligent Hiring and Supervision Claims
    4. Creating Workplace Policies That Address Violence
  3. FMLA Abuse: How to Detect and Stop it
    12:15 - 1:15
    1. When Employees Request Leave: What can be Asked?
    2. Detecting Leave Abuse: How to Respond
    3. Determining Necessity for Leave: Essential Methods
    4. Curbing Intermittent Leave Abuse
    5. Alternatives to Leave: Accommodations and More
  4. Disciplining Problem Employees: Investigations, Documentation and More
    1:45 - 2:45
    1. Conducting Internal Investigations
    2. Documenting Problems
    3. Meeting with the Employee: Best Practices
    4. Addressing Issues Via Performance Evaluations
    5. Creating Performance Improvement Plans
    6. When Problem Employees are Members of Protected Classes
    7. When Employees are Unwilling to Change: What to do
  5. Monitoring Employee Behavior: Best Practices and Current Developments
    2:45 - 3:45
    1. Employee Surveillance
    2. Searches of Desks, Smartphones, Lockers, Vehicles, Equipment, Etc.
    3. Monitoring Employee Communications: Calls, Email and Internet Use
    4. Dress Code/Personal Appearance
    5. Drug and Alcohol Testing
    6. Psychological and Personality Tests
    7. Off-Duty Behavior and Activities
  6. Discharging Problem Employees
    4:00 - 5:00
    1. What to do When There is no Policy Addressing an Offense
    2. What Goes in the Discipline/Discharge Letter?
    3. At What Point Should Discharge be Considered?
    4. Minimizing Liability When Discharging an Employee
    5. Common Mistakes to Avoid During Discharge
    6. Waivers and Releases - Their Use After Termination

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