Webinar: They Manage Your Workforce and They Can Get You Sued: The Importance of Training Managers and Supervisors to Comply with Employment Law

A supervisor’s action (or inaction) is often what results in liability for an employer. Not because the supervisor necessarily intends to expose an employer to legal liability but merely because the supervisor hasn’t been trained regarding the employer’s legal obligations in relation to its employees.

Employers are encouraged to train supervisors on various employment law topics, including but not limited to: harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; privacy rights; disability accommodations; leaves of absences; wage and hour requirements; and health and safety obligations. While a supervisor does not need to become an expert in human resources and employment law, a well-trained supervisor can be a valuable asset to help ensure an employer complies with the law.

On August 4, 2021, Weintraub Tobin shareholders Lizbeth “Beth” West and Lukas Clary hosted a webinar to discuss the best practices for training supervisors and reducing the potential for liability.

Program Highlights
  • An overview of employment laws that impact the workplace and common mistakes supervisors make when they don’t understand those laws.
  • Tips for effective communication between supervisors and employees, including how to give constructive performance feedback.
  • The importance of consistent, objective, and timely discipline.
  • Preventing and responding to harassment and other Equal Employment Opportunity complaints.
  • Documentation: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

A recording of this webinar can be viewed on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube page. Please note that this webinar is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. We recommend that you speak to your professional advisors about the specifics of your business.