Maine HR Convention: May 7-10, 2019 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME


What Did You Say? Employment Law Jeopardy

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

This session is currently full.

What’s it all about? The wrong word at the wrong time can get you into a mess of trouble with the ADA, FMLA, Whistleblower laws, et al. A claim might be triggered or supported by something said by a supervisor, your CEO, or even you. On the other hand, the right question at the right time might be a perfect antidote to a claim. And sometimes it might be better to say nothing! Anne-Marie Storey (ever the creator of fun legal programs at this conference) leads this innovative wordplay session as a novel approach to your HR compliance practices.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Trace a series of key statements made by an employer and follow those statements through the lifecycle of what becomes an employment law claim.
  • Discover the different forms of language and communication that can impact a claim for discrimination – such as emails or other social media (including emojis!) referencing disciplinary actions, reasons for termination, and unemployment claims.
  • Gain a strategic understanding of how such statements impact and intersect with each other and how their inconsistency can support or even create a claim of discrimination.

Approved for SHRM, HRCI general (HR), and CLE credit.

Program Faculty: Anne-Marie Storey§