HR’s Delicate Operation: How to Handle Disciplinary and Termination Discussions Without Giving Rise to a Lawsuit or Other Claims

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Review the most common reasons for discipline and discharge, the potential pitfalls with corrective actions, and strategies for reducing an employer’s risk of claims.

Disciplining and discharging employees has always been difficult. Now, the stakes are higher with potential legal claims that may be asserted if the process is mishandled. Reminiscent of the board game “Operation,” this session will walk you through various forms of discipline and best practices for success to help avoid the pain, embarrassment and claims that could arise from a misstep in the process. This session will:

  • Guide HR professionals through the greatest risks associated with the disciplinary and termination process.
  • Illustrate—through case studies—where employers have been sued for mishandling discipline.
  • Suggest alternative approaches to avoid or reduce the risk of claims.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

James Reidy


Jim is a management side employment lawyer who represents organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers. He chairs the firm’s labor and employment group which is recognized as one of New England’s best.

Jim presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is a workplace law resource for several media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, as well as several local media outlets.  Jim is also a regular presenter at SHRM’s Annual Legal and Legislative Conference, as well as SHRM’s national conventions.

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Concurrent Session
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