Maine HR Convention: May 12-15, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 


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§