Backlash - Discrimination, Retaliation & Whistleblowers Liability Webinar


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Archived Webinar:

Backlash - Discrimination, Retaliation
& Whistleblowers Liability Webinar

Originally held: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Presented by Carolyn M. Jereck

Topic Overview:

Employment-related claims and law suits are the fastest-growing “industry” in Michigan. They are also, at times, the most difficult to recognize and to deal with; often because the complaining employee is still working for the company,  and sees any subsequent actions by their employer, (no matter how innocuous), to be retaliation.

This webinar reviewed ways employers and human resource professionals can protect their companies against such claims by discussing and analyzing:

  • What constitutes discrimination, and what protected classes are recognized under state and federal law
  • What constitutes retaliation and whistleblowing
  • How you can best utilize your employee applications, employee manual, and employee training to minimize these claims; and, most importantly,
  • What steps to take if and when such a claim is made. 

Who Should Access the Archived Files Below for This Webinar?

 The Discrimination/Retaliation/Whistleblowers Webinar, which was part of Plunkett Cooney's Informed Employer Webinar Series, is a must review webinar for HR professionals, EPLI insurance providers and business executives.

Continuing Education Credit Information 

This program was approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This approval is valid through 10/14/2010 and is not transferable.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute web site at

The use of the above seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Featured Speaker:


Carolyn M. Jereck is a former member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment practice groups who concentrated her practice in the areas of employment law, municipal law, retail liability, premises and loss prevention litigation, liquor liability and product liability.

Ms. Jereck represented numerous corporate and individual clients directly as well as through various insurance carriers and third party claim administrators.  

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