Preventing Retaliation With a Speak Up Culture

Preventing Retaliation With a Speak Up Culture
Webinar Recording filed in Investigations , Culture

Retaliation against employees is a much broader activity than most people understand, and legal actions related to it are more pervasive than many managers and executives realize.

Retaliation against employees is a much broader activity than most people understand, and legal actions related to it are more pervasive than many managers and executives realize.

The number of retaliation claims filed against U.S. companies outnumbered race discrimination charges filed with the U.S. (EEOC) for the first time in 2010. In 2011, more than one-third of workplace discrimination charges filed with the EEOC consisted of retaliation claims.

The most effective way to prevent retaliation claims is to prevent retaliation from occurring by cultivating a speak-up culture that encourages employees to discuss and escalate reporting of potential issues before they bloom into thorny problems.

In this webcast, our panel will discuss the key steps in an effective anti-retaliation program, all the way from the elements of effective training and a meaningful reporting system, through methods for monitoring actions after a whistleblowing incident to ensure no retaliation occurs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what constitutes unlawful retaliation
  • Detail key structures and processes that support a speak up culture
  • Understand ways to monitor conduct to ensure retaliation does not occur
  • Define techniques for developing a strong defense against retaliation claims

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