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How to Respond to Employee Discrimination Claims During the Continuing COVID Crisis

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.


Webinar Description

Complaints of age, health, and disability-related discrimination have always been fertile grounds when it comes to employees claiming that they have been the victims of discrimination by their employers, and the EEOC and the courts have often been sympathetic. Now, in the back-to-work environment it is even easier for employees to make these claims given the possibility of contracting COVID-19 at work.


Make no mistake, charges of discrimination by an employer related to COVID-19 has the potential to become a significant problem for your organization with such a large percentage of the workforce comprised of elderly workers, employees suffering from pre-existing health conditions, and the large number of employees with disabilities.


Every year the EEOC and the Courts hear thousands of complaints from employees claiming that their employers have discriminated against them because of their age, health, or a disability. Now in the new work environment your employees will have additional arguments to support these claims, and it won’t be sufficient for an employer to simply say that a COVID-19-related management decision was made for the good of the workplace and not an act of discrimination. Employers will need to prove it. You will need a firm understanding of the federal laws and regulations the EEOC enforces relating to age, health, and disabilities discrimination. You will also need to focus on similar state and local worker protections. Your supervisors and managers will need to have the training they require to implement fairly all personnel-related decisions. You will also want to conduct a review of your current policies and procedures to make sure they are in line with the requirements of new pandemic work environment.


Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, attorney at law, as he explains the obligations employers have to conform to all anti-discrimination age, health, and disabilities-related requirements under federal, state and local laws and how they can protect their businesses and their workforce consistent with those requirements.



During this important webinar Dr. Castagnera will be discussing:


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