In employment discrimination cases, emotional distress claims can cover a range of harms, including depression, anxiety, mental anguish, sleeplessness, loss of enjoyment of life, reputational harm, or estrangement from family and friends. To prove emotional distress, an attorney must demonstrate that the employer's discrimination, rather than some other life event, caused emotional harm.
Trial courts have begun to allow mental health experts to play an expanded role in employment discrimination cases. Traditionally, the role of an expert witness has been to determine whether the plaintiff suffered emotional distress, and if so, what caused the distress. However, courts are now more willing to consider whether the plaintiff's own prior psychopathology contributed to the origin of the workplace dispute being litigated.
Come to this one-hour CLE to learn litigation strategies from a local attorney with two decades' experience in employment cases with emotional distress claims.
Provider: 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.
Note: This webinar will be presented using Zoom, a free videoconferencing service. For more information on Zoom, please view the following short videos: