Employees: Your Most Important Investment

    Employment related claims and lawsuits can be very costly and disruptive to your organization. Investing in your employees and ensuring that your workplace operates in an ethical and legal manner is key to minimizing the likelihood of employment related claims. This workshop will bring awareness to the behaviors and actions that can lead to employment related claims, outline the exposures, and give participants a clear understanding of what is and is not part of a workplace investigation. The enforcement guidelines from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will guide the discussion on investigations. This course will also help you manage harassment claims related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Tennessee Human Rights Act.

    All supervisors and elected officials are invited to attend. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.

    Dates:March 6 (Barlett), March 7 (Medina), March 8 (Gallatin), March 9 (Franklin), March 13 (Collegedale), March 14 (Knoxville), March 15 (Kingsport)

    Time:9:00am ‒ 2:00pm

    Lunch is Provided

    All workshops qualify for 4.5 hours of CMFO credit in the financial category

    Instructors:J. Michael Billingsly, Esq., City of Kingsport, City Attorney

    Michael Fann, The Pool, Director of Loss Control

    George Dalton, The Pool, Assistant Director of Loss Control

    Topics Covered:Employment related lawsuits, identifying your employment practices liability exposure, how to properly handle a workplace investigation, legal requirements for handling employment related complaints and allegations

    Who Should Attend: Anyone with supervisory responsibilities, elected officials, city managers or administrators, human resources administrators, risk managers, and other public administrators.