Preparing for EEOC Charges Webinar


Plunkett Cooney EEOC Webinar

Archived Event

‘Taking’ the Charge
Your game plan for challenging EEOC foul calls

Originally Held: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Rochelle Clarke and Michael Weaver

Webinar Overview:

In basketball, taking a charge from an opponent is a good thing, because in an instant, your team goes from playing defense to going back on offense with a chance to score even more points.

With the right game plan, charges filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against employers can be turned around in a similar way. This webinar was designed to assist business executives, human resource professionals and their insurance providers with a strategy for effectively responding to EEOC charges and positioning your case for success should it escalate to litigation.

This webinar tipped off with an overview about the EEOC and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Our attorneys then broke down a game plan employers can execute should they become the target of an EEOC complaint. Topics included:

  • What to expect once an EEOC charge is filed
  • Current areas of focus by the EEOC
  • Crafting effective position statements
  • Prepare witnesses for interviews with EEOC investigators
  • Leveraging learned during the investigation for use in litigation

Intended Audience:

This webinar was designed to benefit business owners, executives and human resources professionals.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

This activity was approved by the HR Certification Institute for 1.25 (general) recertification credits toward the aPHR®, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi® and SPHRi® certifications. The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This seal may be used exclusively for activities that have been pre-approved by HRCI. This approval is valid through 6/7/2018 and is not transferable.

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

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Plunkett Cooney is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program was valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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Featured Speakers:


Michael Weaver Employment Attorney Plunkett Cooney


Rochelle Clarke Employment Law attorney Plunkett Cooney


Michael Weaver

A partner in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Michael D. Weaver is one of Plunkett Cooney’s most accomplished trial attorneys with approximately 65 cases tried to verdict. His litigation practice includes such areas of labor and employment law, Title IX claims, product liability, general liability, insurance law, premises liability, motor vehicle liability and civil rights.


Rochelle Clarke

A former attorney in the firm’s Insurance, Professional and Governmental Law Department, Rochelle L. Clarke focuses her practice in the areas of medical liability, professional liability, employment law and governmental law. Ms. Clarke’s litigation experience includes state and federal employment discrimination claims, including First Amendment retaliation, Title VII and the Michigan Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act.

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