An Eye for an Eye: Understanding Retaliation Claims

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On-Demand (OD)     $299.00
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Janet A. Hendrick, partner, Fisher and Phillips LLP
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Who Should Attend? HR, training, in-house counsel, supervisors and managers

Many of the federal and state laws designed to ensure equal employment opportunities include provisions that prohibit retaliation against employees that have taken action to invoke those laws. For many years, retaliation claims have been the most frequently asserted claim employees make to federal and state fair employment agencies, making up almost half of all discrimination charges filed. In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued proposed new guidance on retaliation claims, which once final will likely lead to even more retaliation claims. By understanding the components of these claims, which can be among the most difficult for employers to defend, employers can take steps to minimize them.

Please join Janet A. Hendrick, a partner with Fisher and Phillips LLP, as she discusses current and emerging developments in this area, including best practices to minimize legal risk.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2016 proposed guidance on retaliation claims and the final guidance’s likely impact on employers
  • Why retaliation claims are the most frequently asserted employment claim
  • An employee’s burden of proof to establish retaliation
  • Which employment laws include anti-retaliation provisions
  • What conduct an employee must take to gain anti-retaliation protection
  • What actions may constitute retaliation
  • The parameters of retaliation claims, which can extend outside the workplace
  • Best practices to minimize retaliation claims


Your conference leader for “An Eye for an Eye: Understanding Retaliation Claims” is Janet A. Hendrick, Attorney-at-Law. Ms. Hendrick is a partner in the Dallas, Texas office of Fisher and Phillips LLP. During her many years of practice as a labor and employment attorney, she has represented employers in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, hospitality, and retail. In addition to representing employers before state and federal agencies and courts, she regularly trains management on topics including equal employment opportunity, diversity, and management skills. Ms. Hendrick also regularly speaks on a range of topics relating to employment and labor law. She received her JD degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas.


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