From Religion to Romance, Bullying to FMLA Abuse: Avoiding and Handling Thorny Employee Issues

Webinar: ID# 1014771
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Would you know how to respond if one employee feels bullied by another's religious beliefs and actions? Or what to do if you found pictures of an employee snow-skiing - who was receiving workers' compensation benefits?

This 90-minute live webinar is designed to help you navigate common and growing issues arising in the workplace. Focused on providing practical tips to avoid problems and prevent their escalation, the topics will include: policies and tips to address workplace romances; preventing and responding to workplace bullying and other potential sources of harassment or violence; handling religious accommodations to avoid liability and maintain productivity; and discouraging and uncovering FMLA and workers' compensation benefits abuse.


Relationships in the Workplace
  • Hypotheticals and Legal Implications
  • Policies
  • Discussion Tips
  • Love Contracts
Workplace Bullying
  • Legal Protections and When Bullying Becomes a Hostile Work Environment
  • Avoidance Through Policies
  • Avoidance Through Workplace Culture
  • Responding to Bullying Allegations
  • Dealing With "Jerk" Employees
Religious Accommodations in the Workplace
  • Hypotheticals and Legal Implications
  • Policies
  • Investigations and Culture Shifts
  • Undue Burden Discussion Tips
Employee Leave Abuse
  • Use or Abuse?
  • Knowing How to Handle FMLA and Workers' Compensation Leaves
  • Social Media and Employee Leave Investigations
  • Documenting Your Case of Abuse
  • Drawing the Line at Abuse
About The Presenters

Kristin Cope
  • Associate at Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Practice includes extensive experience advising and defending clients from a variety of industries and in many forums
  • Experienced handling employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, and advises clients regarding compliance and enforcement issues related to the EEOC, Department of Labor, and other agencies
  • J.D. degree, high honors, Duke University School of Law; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Trinity University
Jennifer M. Trulock
  • Partner at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas
  • Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group
  • Represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation and audits including independent contractor misclassification issues, counseling and training employers on managing workplace issues and preventing lawsuits, workplace investigations, affirmative action planning, and advising on acquisition and divestiture employment issues
  • Board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center; B.A. degree, Vassar College
From Religion to Romance, Bullying to FMLA Abuse: Avoiding and Handling Thorny Employee Issues
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