Howard Miller to Speak at American Conference Institute 8th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation

July 27, 2016

By: Howard M. Miller

American Conference Institute 8th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation

Thursday, July 28 to Friday, July 29, 2016
Omni Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Thursday, July 28
5:40
Litigating and Defending Retaliation Claims: Overcoming the Complex Challenges of These Claims and Pitfalls to Avoid
Howard M. Miller, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
Susan E. Ellingstad, Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP
Ivan D. Smith, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • Addressing the unrelenting volume of retaliation claims filed based on employment discrimination; the latest trends; notable decisions; proven strategies; lessons learned
  • Understanding why common law whistleblower cases are so dangerous and tricky to defend; overcoming the inherent difficulties in defending these cases
  • Review of the latest case law developments impacting elements of retaliation claims -- “protected activity,” “adverse action” and “causation”
  • The latest treatment of standards of proof for retaliation claims -- “but for causation” or “mixed motive?”
  • Overcoming juror preconceptions that retaliation is human nature in these scenarios
  • Pitfalls to avoid in preventing and defending retaliation claims