Spread Some Cheer CLEPDF
101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1900
Charlotte, NC 28246
Clients and friends joined Robinson Bradshaw for an afternoon of CLE credit, followed by a holiday happy hour. In the spirit of the season, we also collected new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.
- 3:15 p.m. – Registration and toy drop-off
- 3:30 p.m. – Legal Update: LGBT Employment Rights
Charles Johnson and Susan Huber provided an overview of the employment rights that apply to LGBT employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws, and how those rights have been impacted by recent legislative decisions and executive branch guidance and initiatives.
- 4:15 p.m. – Break
- 4:30 p.m. – Avoiding Employee Claims of Retaliation and Wrongful Discharge
Claims of retaliation are the most commonly filed charge with the EEOC, making up almost 46 percent of the charges before the EEOC for fiscal year 2016. Retaliation claims can result in significant legal exposure for companies even if the underlying employee complaint or claim has no merit. Angie Vincent-Hamacher and Fitz Barringer provided an overview of the different types of retaliation and wrongful discharge claims employees may bring, including claims under federal and state anti-discrimination, wage and hour, leave and safety laws. They also offered guidance on best practices companies should adopt to avoid claims of retaliation and wrongful discharge and to prepare the company’s best defense in advance of any employment dispute.
- 5:15 p.m. – Holiday cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
1.5 hours of North Carolina CLE credit and HRCI credit were approved (must have attended both sessions to receive HRCI credit).