October 3, 2017 • 12–2PM ET
The Anatomy of a Retaliation Claim: Before, During, and After

Retaliation claims are on the rise.  The EEOC continues to report an increase in the number of retaliation charges filed each year with the agency.  In 2016, 42,018 claims were filed, a number that represents a 130% increase over the past two decades.   Colleges and universities are hardly immune from these claims, which are notoriously difficult to defend.  Indeed, recent news reports describe multi-million dollar jury verdicts against colleges and universities in retaliation cases. 

Colleges and universities can take steps to prevent retaliation claims, and to position the institution favorably if and when a retaliation claim arises.  This webinar will explore the anatomy of a retaliation claim from what constitutes protected activity through options for resolution.  Using new and recurring retaliation scenarios, this webinar will examine:

  • Strategies to meaningfully address employee concerns and prevent retaliation claims,
  • Effective ways to manage a retaliation claim after it has been filed, and
  • Practices for investigating and resolving retaliation claims.

This webinar will be of interest to general counsel and attorneys who advise colleges and universities on employment law matters and administrators who work with faculty and staff on personnel issues.

Program Schedule

12:00 P.M. ET

I. Welcome, Introduction of Speakers, & Agenda

II. Context

III. Before a Claim Arises

IV. Question & Answer

V. During a Retaliation Claim

VI. After a Retaliation Claim

VII. Question & Answer

2:00 P.M. ET

V. Concluding Remarks


Gloria Hage

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Gloria Hage has been the General Counsel at Eastern Michigan University since 2010.  Prior to joining EMU, she was Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the University of Michigan, serving both the central campus and   ...

Michael Sullivan

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Michael C. Sullivan has over 25 years of experience representing employers, including colleges and universities, as a partner at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, LLP in San Diego.  He regularly advises his clients on discipline and discharges ...


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