Managing Internal Whistleblowers: Responsibly Addressing Concerns and Avoiding Litigation Risk

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
You will learn how to respond to a whistleblowers and manage internal communications to effectively address the issues raised.

The session will cover the most common areas of employee whistleblowing or protected activity and effective strategies you can use to appropriately address the activity. The session will also address frequent employer pitfalls and suggest useful policies and procedures to implement to successfully respond to the activity and avoid potential costly litigation. You will learn how to:

  • Draft effective whistleblower policies.
  • Manage a response to the whistleblowing.
  • Establish the foundation for a defense to any subsequent whistleblower litigation.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Jason Alex Geller

Jason Alex

Jason Geller is managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office.  Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and California wage and hour laws. Jason has also defended employers against whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.

Jason has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state court, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, United States Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.

Convention Center 201
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Ethical Practice
Intended Audience: 
Hide from On Demand: