Discharges and Layoffs: Legal Issues

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Location:EANJ Training Room
Sponsored by:EANJ

(January 24 is the alternate date in the case of inclement weather.  Registrants will be notified by email if a change of date is necessary).

If you are responsible for managing employees, you may find the need to handle a termination at some point. Handled badly, litigation may rise.  In New Jersey, most wrongful termination suits fall into two major categories – retaliation and/or discrimination. Layoffs present other legal issues, including age discrimination.

What will be covered:

•    Overview of at-will employment
•    Employee legally-protected activity and retaliatory discharge
•    Discrimination and gender stereotyping
•    Biased performance appraisals
•    Layoffs and age discrimination


John Sarno is president and general counsel of the Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ), a non-profit trade association. John has litigated employment cases in State and Federal courts and has argued landmark cases before the Federal Courts of Appeal. John advises companies in many areas of employment and labor law, including EEO, ADA, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, drug and alcohol testing and employment discrimination. Author of numerous articles and a book helping employer’s stay out of court, John has extensive experience as a trainer in various management issues.

Who should attend:

Senior HR managers and in-house legal counsel

Location Information:

EANJ Training Room
30 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 202
Livingston, NJ  07039

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Registration Fees:

$75 per person (EANJ Member)
$95 per person (Non-Member)


Substitutions are permitted, however in order to meet program commitments, cancellations made less than two (2) full working days before the program date or "no-shows", must be charged the full registration fee.  Cancellations should be submitted, in writing, to eanj@eanj.org.