Wake Up: Time to Take the Emotion Out of Retaliation | Sessions

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Wake Up: Time to Take the Emotion Out of Retaliation
Tuesday 06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
This session is designed to assist in rethinking how retaliation is considered, addressed and dealt with in the workplace so that organizations can reduce the issues that arise from claims of retaliation after an initial discrimination claim is raised. 

Do you deal with retaliation in your workplace?  Ever felt that you were retaliated against?  Have you ever taken action against someone else?  Ever considered why people are so fundamentally charged up over this topic?  Well it is not you, that is for sure!  The fact is that retaliation in the workplace gets to the core of our essence as humans and it is time that we changed our mindset in terms of how we address, consider and of course train on this very challenging topic.  In this session we will explore our physiology and how our very bodies create a visceral response that needs to be acknowledged and addressed before we can truly work to reduce the level of retaliation occurring in the workplace. Both the applicable employment laws and the cases across the country have left a plethora of examples in the sea of guidance and decisions in this area.  So join me as we engage together to tear down your incorrect preconceived notions and assist you in evolving beyond your DNA to thwart retaliation in your mind as well as your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the physiological response to the fight or flight response in the workplace.
  • Learn about the true exposure to retaliation in the workplace and the costs associated with the same.
  • Gain insight into how to address retaliation independent of what employment law is being used in a given situation.
  • Understand the questions everyone needs to ask to deal with retaliation concerns at work.
Louis Richard Lessig, SHRM-SCP Photo
Louis Richard Lessig, SHRM-SCP, Partner,
Brown & Connery, LLP