The Latest in Whistleblowing Under State and Federal Law - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Clients
Date: Tuesday, March 29th 2011
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2 26 SW Salmon, Portland
Credit Type(s): General Credit
This two-hour class will address ways in which employers can protect themselves against the ever increasing trend by employees to pursue retaliation claims. The class will focus on the various types of retaliation claims, how to defend them, and how to avoid them. In addition, the speakers will discuss the new Oregon whistleblowing statute, which prohibits retaliation against private and public employees who report violations of the law or who report health and safety issues.
Our distinguished speakers are Caroline Guest of Littler Mendelson and Scott Hunt of Busse & Hunt. Caroline defends public and private employers of all sizes in state and federal employment litigation, including sexual harassment, disability, age, race, and gender discrimination, wrongful discharge and claims of breach of contract. Scott's practice ranges from negotiating separation agreements for present employees, through all phases of state and federal trial litigation, to appellate work at all levels of the state and federal courts.