EMPLOYERS CAN LEARN ABOUT LAWSUIT SUSCEPTIBILITY IN THE WORKPLACE AS EMPLOYEES GAIN KNOWLEDGE
Pittsburgh, March 24, 2009 — Employees are taking the boss to court more often these days, as evidenced by a phenomenal increase in the biggest lawsuit category related to the office setting: Family Responsibility Discrimination. What that is and how it can affect businesses are the topics of discussion at the second installment of the Business Matters series sponsored by La Roche College. “Savvy Employees: Can People Know Too Much?” will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Woods, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Presented by attorney Albert S. Lee, of Metz Lewis, adjunct professor at La Roche, the seminar will focus on helping attendees identify and understand the implications of this lawsuit and see how the use of technology has made this a problem within the work setting. For example, the extensive use of computers and the Internet in the workplace has allowed employees to gain access to limitless information, which they sometimes use – justly or unjustly – against unsuspecting employers.
“There are legitimate cases that have been filed and resolved in court,” Lee said, “but there also are suits that could have been avoided. At this session, we’ll talk about what types of issues fall within the Family Responsibility Discrimination, which is the fastest-growing lawsuit in the United States.”
Employers also can learn if they are susceptible to those lawsuits at the seminar, sponsored by La Roche’s Office of Graduate Studies & Adult Education and the Regional Learning Alliance.
This seminar has been approved for two recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification institute (HRCI).
Light refreshments will be available during a pre-lecture reception at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the seminar is $15. For more information or to register, visit www.laroche.edu and click on the Business Matters link on the homepage, call 412-536-1267 or e-mail email@example.com.