Return to Work Virtual Toolkit for Employers: Preparing for Battle: How to Build Your Litigation Defenses Now - McDermott Will & Emery

Return to Work Virtual Toolkit for Employers: Preparing for Battle: How to Build Your Litigation Defenses Now


The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on organizations of all sizes across all industries. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is leading some employers to consider extreme, and often unnecessary, new policies in anticipation of the eventual return to work. To properly navigate the complexities of these novel COVID-19 employment issues, you need innovative but practical solutions.

In response to the challenges that employers now face, McDermott developed a six-part webinar series that will take a deep dive into all of the issues at stake–from workplace safety to employee privacy, as well as strategies to mitigate risk and respond to the inevitable surge in litigation. By the end of our program, you will possess the tools necessary to bring actionable solutions back to your organization and protect your most critical assets: people and reputation.

The sixth module in our toolkit will provide you with litigation avoidance strategies for the critical employment issues you’re likely to face as you bring employees back to work. Our panel will include Hope Katz, Deputy General Counsel of Huron Consulting Group, who will offer her unique perspective on these issues.

Discussion topics include:

  • The current wave of COVID-19-related employment litigation
  • Litigation battles ahead—steps you can take now to mitigate risk and put your company in the best position to defend itself when facing claims regarding:
      – Whistleblower retaliation and safety complaints
      – Discrimination based on perceived disability and ADA accommodations
      – Failure to provide leave, wrongful termination
      – Workers compensation and personal injury
      – Wage and hour issues

We will also conduct a Q&A session with the speakers at the end of the webinar. Please submit your questions in advance during registration.

MCLE credit is pending in California, Illinois and New York. A Multi-Jurisdiction Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting MCLE credit in all other jurisdictions. To be eligible to earn a CLE certificate, you must attend the entire webinar. Credit for partial attendance will not be provided.

Registration Information

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
12:00 pm EDT

Zoom webinar.

Details will be sent upon registration.

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