Counseling the Fired and Furious

Employment lawyers know that most employees, even sophisticated employees, do not understand how human resources departments really function. Attorneys can and should counsel and educate clients and potential clients to understand their employer’s culture and workplace realities. We should remind clients that, in some organizations, any employee who comes through HR's door to voice a concern, however nonthreatening or trivial, is viewed as a potential threat to the organization -- and even the HR director's own job.

This one-hour CLE will consider a recent case that provides some answers for attorneys about what they should do when a potential client or fired whistleblower seeks out their counsel. The course will also explore possible solutions for employees who wish to speak up but are subject to arbitration or nondisclosure agreements.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in substantive law, practice and procedure.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit.