Working with the EEOC: Participating in the EEOC Investigative Process for Discrimination and Retaliation Claims
William Wright, Esq. of Sherman & Howard
This session includes:
- The EEOC's jurisdiction, including the statutes the EEOC enforces and the standards for employer and employee coverage.
- The public policies underlying EEOC investigations and the role of the scope of an investigation in limiting future legal disputes over the same charge(s).
- The special issues that attract the EEOC's notice.
- The EEOC's administrative process - as seen from the perspective of employers.
- The scope of the EEOC's power to subpoena information, to solicit information from employees, and to interview managers and officers of the employer.
- The steps of an EEOC investigation.
- When employers are well advised to be forthcoming with an EEOC investigator and when employers should wait for further EEOC action.
- When and how may an employer resist an EEOC subpoena for further information.
- Steps employers should take within their organizations to respond to the EEOC and to prepare for further legal conflict arising from the same charge(s).
William Wright, Esq. has long been a member of the IAML faculty, teaching in the Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar, as well as occasional appearances in other IAML programs. Mr. Wright is a member of the Labor & Employment Law department at Sherman & Howard where he advises employers in all aspects of their dealings with administrative agencies, including the EEOC and the Department of Labor, and represents employers in state and federal employment-related litigation. His clients are in many industries, including heavy industries, high technology industry, manufacturing industries, medical industries, and service industries. Mr. Wright advises employers on a daily basis on employee relations issues as well as representing employers in conflicts. He hold a BA from Purdue University, an MA and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his law degree from the University of Chicago School of Law. Before law school, he taught ethical theory and applied ethics at North Carolina State University, Louisiana State University, and California State University at Chico. Mr. Wright is admitted to practice law in both Arizona and Colorado.
By listening to the entire presentation you can self-report 1.5 hours for recertification and/or CLE credit. Please contact IAML for information.
The fee for this OnDemand webcast and materials is $219.00. You may view the program as many times as you'd like and your access will not expire.