Trial (and Error): HR Lessons From the Courtroom
Program 1 - MC-SHRM Members Only Special Topic (MOST) 10:15*AM-11:20AM (*Registration 10:00AM-10:15AM)
Presented by: Dustin A. Paschal, Attorney - Simon Paschal PLLC
Oftentimes, Human Resources professionals have to take a course of action or stop a course of action based on what they think is best without truly knowing the effects of their decisions. In addition to that, they often make decisions based solely on what a law says or what interpretations or guidance they receive rather than how juries and judges are actually enforcing the laws.
In this presentation, attendees will hear the “war stories” from an employment lawyer. He will discuss the employment law trials he has been through and how the HR professional and the HR professional’s decisions affected the trials and their outcomes. He will discuss the facts of the case, the timelines, what occurred during trial, how the judge or jury decided, what HR did that affected the trial, and what HR could have done to assist in the trial.
Participant Learning Objectives:
- Review how decisions affect liability (or lack thereof) for an employer
- Discuss how courts apply the various laws applicable to the workplace and what factors are taken into consideration
- Explore steps to take to minimize an employers risk of employment related lawsuits
Dustin A. Paschal, Attorney is a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, a boutique employment law firm in Frisco, Texas. Dustin maintains an active employment law practice. His practice includes advice and counsel in nearly all areas of employment law. If it’s an HR issue, Dustin likely handles it for his clients...especially the ones they don't want to handle. Dustin likes HR so much, he married an HR professional! Dustin, his wife, and his son live in Frisco, Texas with their two lovingly annoying dogs. When he's not trying to avoid looking like a stuffy lawyer, Dustin does his best to pretend to be a foodie.
To Learn more about Dustin A. Paschal, visit: https://simonpaschal.com