HR Process Bootcamp - Drafting Sound Job Descriptions & Terminating Employees Legally
26 Mar 2019
- 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM EST
180 Minutes

Part 1 - Learn to write effective job descriptions that identify all of the job requirements and avoid language that increase your potential for discrimination claims.
Part 2 - Know About Your Rights and Responsibilities When Terminating Employees!

HR Process Bootcamp - Drafting Sound Job Descriptions & Terminating Employees Legally

Susan Fahey Desmond is a Principal in the New Orleans, Louisiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She maintains an active practice in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Part 1 - Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions- Learn to write effective job descriptions that identify all of the job requirements and avoid language that increase your potential for discrimination claims.
Part 2 - Terminating Employees Legally to Avoid Costly Lawsuits- Know About Your Rights and Responsibilities When Terminating Employees!

Session 1 : March 26th 2019 : 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM : 90 Minutes 
Session 2 : March 27th 2019 : 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM : 90 Minutes

 

Overview - Part 1 - Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions
Learn to write effective job descriptions that identify all of the job requirements and avoid language that increase your potential for discrimination claims. Job descriptions are introduced into court more often than any other document in support of a variety of different legal claims against employers. However, there are legal pitfalls that you need to be aware of when either drafting such job descriptions or advising clients on best practices for drafting such job descriptions. A well drafted job description can help you defend an employer in an ADA case but a poorly-drafted job description can mean losing such a case.

The session will focus on the legal perils that counsel need to be concerned with when drafting job descriptions and the do's and don'ts for creating these evidentiary documents which are often introduced to help defend the employer in many different types of employment discrimination lawsuits.

This session with expert speaker Susan Desmond will help you write job descriptions that identify all the essential job requirements and avoid language that leads to discrimination claims and preserve legal compliance

Objectives of the Presentation
 How to identify all of the job requirements in job descriptions (without being too lengthy)
 Why job descriptions are the critical first step in the recruitment and hiring process
 Avoiding language that can lead to discrimination claims
 Identifying and highlighting the essential functions of the job
 Understanding the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act in drafting job descriptions
 Ensuring that the at will employment relationship is preserved in job descriptions

Overview: Part 2 - Terminating Employees Legally to Avoid Costly Lawsuits

Juries often believe that supervisors and human resource professionals are just looking for ways to fire employees. Yet we as professionals know that the decision to terminate an employee is one of the most difficult management decisions there is. Terminations, however, often lead to lawsuits. Jury awards demonstrate a jury's willingness to punish employers for sloppy or illegal terminations and some of these awards are in the millions. Unfortunately, many of the costly lawsuits could have been avoided by understanding that while employers have rights, they also have responsibilities. What are your rights and responsibilities when terminating your employees?

Join this informative session by our expert speaker, Susan Fahey Desmond, who has been listed in Best Lawyers of America, and get expert guidance to avoid costly lawsuits by making the decision to terminate an employee only when it is legally supportable, and following legal requirements once that decision is made.

Learning Objectives

Learn the most common reasons employers are sued over terminations
Understand why concern is necessary even when employment is "at will"
Discover how to use progressive discipline correctly
Review questions to ask yourself before deciding to terminate
Learn why you must know the difference between performance and misconduct
Find out what to do during the termination meeting-and what to avoid
Consider severance packages -and decide if should you offer one

Who Should Attend?

  • Company Owners
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Human Resource Staff
  • Recruiters

What You Get

  • Training Materials
  • Live Q&A Session with the Speaker
  • Participation Certificate
  • Earn 100 Loyalty points with every booking. You can redeem one live webinar with 300 loyalty points.

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