Webinar: Addressing Employee Complaints - Whistleblower / Retaliation Claims and OSHA Notices of Alleged Hazards

October 17, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm


This program is pending approval for 1.25 credits for SHRM and HRCI certification.   

This webinar is held in conjunction with Conn Maciel Carey LLP.

Program Overview:

Presented by Kara M. MacielAmanda Walker and Dan C. Deacon - Conn Maciel Carey LLP

It is essential for employers to develop, maintain, and evaluate their employee complaint policy and procedure to foster a supportive work environment and address employee issues before they turn into a regulatory issue or the basis for litigation.  As part of this complaint policy, employers must also ensure their management representatives understand how to effectively interact with a complaining employee after a grievance has been communicated, including dealing with performance issues in a manner that makes clear any adverse employment action is distinct from the employee’s complaint.

OSHA whistleblower complaints have been on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives more charges of retaliation than any other type of claim for the statutes they regulate, including Title VII discrimination.  Participants in this webinar will learn the following:

  • The laws and regulations impacted by employee complaints and complaint procedures, including Title VII harassment claims, OSHA recordkeeping regulations, and retaliation provisions of relevant employment laws and the OSH Act
  • What an employee complaint procedure should include, how it should be communicated to employees, and tips for implementation
  • Effective investigation of employee complaints, and how to share investigation results without crossing confidentiality 
  • Strategies to ensure supervisors effectively manage employees who have lodged complaints without creating retaliation or regulations liabilities

For more information about the presenters and to register for this webinar at no cost, please visit the event website via the link to the right.  

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