When is Honesty the Best Policy for Managers and Supervisors?

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Bob Gregg


Webinar Description

Organizations give lip service to a policy of being honest with employee relationships, but then impose negative consequences for managers who actually practice that policy.  Some companies which truly want supervisors to be honest with the employees who report to them do not understand and assist the supervisors in recognizing and dealing with the barriers to implementing honesty in the workplace.

People and organizations are often less than honest - and may be required to be so.  Protection of trade secrets, confidentiality rules, national security concerns, strategic planning, collective bargaining, and even politeness dictate that “complete candor” is often not the best policy for management in its relations with its employees.  Complete “brutal” honesty in communications can harm positive business relationships and chill skill development.  Sometimes an honest opinion is also a discriminatory statement! 

Yet, deception can prove to be costly.  A jury awarded over $1 million to an employee who was fired for poor work, yet her previous five evaluations rated her as “above average.”  Her supervisor claimed that he couldn’t give her an honest evaluation.  If he gave true and accurate evaluations, his unit would stand out as sub-par, and he would be in trouble.

Attend this hard hitting webinar by employment lawyer Robert Gregg to learn the answers to these questions:  What is “honesty”?   When is honesty absolutely necessary?   When does the “gloss” of half-truth, embellishment or omission become deceptive and become legally actionable? 




Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing toinfo@parkavenuepresentations.com.  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



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