You may have heard that most employment is at-will, but what does that mean? If you employ your workers “at-will” does that mean you can fire them whenever you want? Does invoking the doctrine of employment-at-will protect you from wrongful termination suits?
Many employers make the mistake of assuming that because they hired an employee “at-will” that terminating that employee will be a done deal—and they often end up defending a wrongful termination claim as a result. Other employers may hold onto employees who are not performing or who may even undermine company goals and safety, because they think that terminating them will automatically result in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit. Neither of those assumptions is necessarily true! So, what’s an employer to do?
Please join Janette Levey Frisch to discuss the extent and limits of employment-at-will. We will also explore the statutory exceptions and contractual provisions that seem to undermine employment-at-will to give you clarity and guidance on an often-misunderstood principle of employment law. This webinar will help you gain some insight into how to navigate your relationship with your employees, keeping employment-at-will and its exceptions in mind.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Defining Employment-at-Will
- Identifying situations falling outside of employment-at-will
- Identifying exceptions to employment-at-will
- Anti-Discrimination laws and employment-at-will
- Rights and obligations of employers and employees
- Employment agreements, disclaimers
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Employment-at-Will and Wrongful Termination Allegations” is Janette Levey Frisch. Janette has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in employment law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental U.S., that she truly developed her passion for employment law.
Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the employer’s legal wellness professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette has served on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence. Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as criminal background checks in the hiring process, joint employment, severance arrangements, pre-employment screening among many, many others.
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