Morgan Lewis partner Ann Marie Painter will present "Title VII: Persistent Litigation Evidentiary Challenges: Effective Use of Evidence in Defending Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment Claims," as a webinar for Strafford.
A surge in layoffs during the economic crisis resulted in several Title VII claims by workers challenging employers' termination decisions. The EEOC has become more aggressive about filing Title VII lawsuits, and private claims are on the rise.
"Me too" evidence, mixed-motive evidence, after-acquired evidence and waiver of atty-client privilege are recurring evidentiary issues in these cases.
Employers' counsel must consider whether and how to invoke the "stray remarks," "similarly situated," "better qualified" or other common defense doctrines to keep out potentially damaging evidence.
Listen as our authoritative panel of employment litigators analyzes recent legal developments affecting evidentiary practice in Title VII litigation. The panel will discuss best practices for defense counsel when confronted with evidentiary challenges during discrimination, retaliation and harassment lawsuits.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
1:00-2:30 pm ET