Advanced HR Discrimination Law Program (5-Part Program)

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Time:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Somerset Courtyard Marriott
Sponsored by:EANJ

Over the past decade, over 825,000 charges of job discrimination have been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the majority alleging discrimination based on race, but many for sex, age, disability, religious and national origin discrimination.  One in four employers is a target for such a charge.  Managing and ultimately preventing these types of charges requires a sophisticated knowledge base and awareness of current and emerging legal issues.  This five-part series on federal and state discrimination law is designed to provide a complete understanding of the law through case law analysis, law review and case studies.  An essential program for any organization looking to limit exposure and succeed in today's challenging and complex workplace.

5 Sessions:

Session 1: Equal Employment Opportunity Law - Part I 

Session 2: Equal Employment Opportunity Law - Part II

Session 3: Americans with Disability Act & NJ Law Against Discrimination

Session 4: Harassment in the Workplace - Part I 

Session 5: Harassment in the Workplace - Part II

Registration Information

Limited to 35 participants.  Course is designed so each session builds upon the knowledge learned in previous sessions, therefore, courses are not offered as stand-alone sessions.  Call to register at 973-758-6800 or 609-393-7100.  A payment invoice will be forwarded.  Payment due upon receipt.

Registration Fees

$750 per participant (EANJ Members)
$675 per participant for two or more from same organization (EANJ Members Only)
$1,550 per participant (Non EANJ Members)


Sessions are conveniently located at Somerset Courtyard Marriott.

Times and Dates

All Sessions commence promptly at 9:00 am and will end approximately at 12:00 am.  Light refreshments are available at 8:30 am.  Sessions will run every Thursday in October.  See session descriptions below for each session date.

Cancellation Policy

In order for a full refund of registration fees, cancellation requests must be made 30 days prior to commencement of the first class.  Late cancellations will be charged a $250 cancellation fee.  In the event a participant must cancel after the program begins, the participant will be refunded on a pro rata basis for future cancelled sessions and charged a $250 cancellation fee.

Session 1:  Equal Employment Opportunity Law - Part I (October 1, 2009)

  • Overview of Federal and State Discrimination Statutes
  • Burdens of Proof
  • Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Document Retention and Preservation of Evidence
  • Preparing a Defense
  • Responding to the EEOC Charge
  • Retaliation

Session 2:  Equal Employment Opportunity Law - Part II (October 8, 2009)

  • Care giving Responsibilities of Workers
  • Sex-Based Discriminatory Treatment of Female Care Givers
  • Assumptions About the Work performance of Female Care Givers
  • Unlawful Stereotyping
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Unlawful "Associational" Stereotyping Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Leaves of Absence and Discrimination

Session 3:  Americans with Disability Act & NJ Law Against Discrimination (October 15, 2009)

  • Defining Disability Under Various Statutes
  • When and How to Conduct Medical Exams
  • Providing Reasonable Accommodations
  • Evaluating Health and Safety Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Problems: Special Issues
  • Psychiatric Disabilities: Special Issues

Session 4:  Harassment in the Workplace - Part I (October 22, 2009)

  • Sex and Other Forms of Harassment
  • Defining the Scope of Liability
  • Liability of Supervisors and Others
  • Implementation of Best Practices
  • How to Manage Proactively

Session 5:  Harassment in the Workplace - Part II (October 29, 2009)

  • Early Recognition of Potential Claims
  • Using Proper Investigation Techniques
  • Privileged Communications
  • Preserving Evidence and Record Retention
  • Preparing the Final Document