You’ve Been Served: Best Practices for HR Pros When Asked to Assist with Employment Litigation | Sessions
When former employees file lawsuits, HR professionals are often expected to partner with in-house counsel and/or their employer's outside attorney, to assist in managing the litigation. In this engaging one-hour session, participants will acquire practical strategies, best practices, and insights from Adam Rosenthal, a frequent SHRM speaker and experienced employment litigator, on the lifecycle of an employment lawsuit and HR's role in helping their employer prepare a strong defense.
- Obtain a solid understanding of litigation 101 and the 'lifecycle' of employment lawsuit, from pre-lawsuit investigations, to initial pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions, and finally trials and arbitrations.
- Receive concrete and practical advice on how they can effectively partner with both in-house counsel as well as their company's outside attorney, including how to maintain the attorney-client privilege, interact with witnesses, and manage communications regarding the claims in the lawsuit.
- Learn how to perform many of their day-to-day duties with an eye toward preventing lawsuits from every being filed, while at the same time creating a proper, compliant, and legal evidentiary record should a disgruntled employee file a lawsuit.