Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

Retaliation:  Adverse Action and Third Party Reprisals

June 22, 2011 - New York, NY

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Retaliation claims are increasing, assisted by recent court decisions that have expanded protections beyond complainants to employees who participate in internal investigations and, in one case, the fiancé of a complainant.  Oral complaints under the FLSA are now protected.  Retaliation charges at the EEOC in 2010 were 36.3% of all complaints filed, and this number has steadily increased.  What does all this mean for attorneys representing employers and employees?  What constitutes retaliation?  How far will the “zone of interests” expand—beyond fiancés to siblings, other relatives, friends, other companies—when third party reprisals are claimed?  How can employers protect themselves from claims of an adverse action? Is this good for plaintiffs? Will there be a backlash?  Discuss how to settle these cases without waiving employee rights under Title VII.

Join us for an in-depth discussion with:

   * Gregg A. Gilman (ILR’85), Partner, Davis & Gilbert, LLP
   * Elizabeth Grossman, Regional Attorney, EEOC
   * Robert Cohen (ILR’93), Associate General Counsel, Omnicom Group, Inc.
   * Amy Shulman, Partner, Broach & Stulberg, LLP

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cornell University ILR NYC Conference Center
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

1.0 CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)                                                                  

0.5 CLEs – Ethics (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

$95 (includes materials and continental breakfast)

Co-sponsored by: D&G  Davis & Gilbert LLP  Attorneys at Law