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A SHRM Webcast Special Event

Defending Yourself Against EEOC Retaliation Charges

Even When It's Over, It's Not Over

William Helfand, Esq., Chamberlain Hrdlicka

March 29, 2 p.m. ET
Program length: 90 minutes
Recertification Credits: 1.5*

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In 2010 and again in 2011, a record number of discrimination and retaliation claims were filed with the EEOC. Of the nearly 100,000 complaints filed last year, over a third charged unlawful retaliation by employers. Over the past two years, the number of retaliation claims filed with the agency has surpassed the number of racial discrimination complaints.

The impact on employers is clear: Not only do you need to defend yourself against charges of workplace bias, but even after a case is decided -- whether or not you prevailed -- it's still not over. Your organization is open to charges of retaliation, and such complaints can be just as damaging and costly.

In this webcast, William Helfand of the law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka will provide you with the information you need to minimize the risk of retaliation charges. An experienced attorney and leader of his firm's labor, employment and civil rights litigation group, Mr. Helfand will clearly describe the bases for retaliation charges and how they are prosecuted. It's not the same standard used for resolving complaints filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Mr. Helfand will describe pitfalls you need to be on the lookout for after an EEOC complaint has been decided. The program will look at examples of retaliation cases decided by the EEOC, and identify lessons you can use to help prevent such charges and outline strategies for defending yourself when charges are filed.

About the speaker: One of the leading civil trial lawyers in Texas, William Helfand leads Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s labor, employment and civil rights litigation group, as well as handling commercial and other large-scale litigation. Mr. Helfand's labor and employment law practice focuses on the defense of both public and private employers throughout Texas and the United States. He is actively involved in labor, employment and civil rights and governmental liability training as well as training employers and managers, governmental officials and employees. He is frequently interviewed by various media and he speaks frequently on these topics to peer and professional groups such as the Texas State Bar, the Texas Municipal League and the Texas Council Risk Management Fund. In addition, he has served as an adjunct instructor for Sam Houston State University’s law enforcement and corrections management professional development programs.

Program fee: SHRM members: $99; Nonmembers: $139 -

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*Viewing this entire presentation, either as a live event or archived, counts for 1.5 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR recertification from the Human Resource Certification Institute. Note: You are responsible for tracking your participation in this event.