Psychological issues in employment law are unavoidable, fascinating, and often the key to preventing and resolving workplace disputes. When understood, they help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice and litigation strategy. When misunderstood, they exacerbate workplace disputes, divert attention from strategies that resolve conflict, and lead to missteps by employees and employers alike.
Attorneys and mental health professionals can work together to understand and constructively address psychological issues in the workplace. With the prevalence of mental disability accommodation requests, concerns regarding potential or actual workplace violence, and emotional distress claims in litigation, doing so has never been more important. Yet attorneys and mental health professionals struggle too often to communicate effectively.
This program brings together the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, prominent practitioners from the plaintiffs’ and management bars, psychologists and a psychiatrist to transcend the jargon, identify practical ways of working together, and to describe effective strategies to avoid, pursue and resolve litigation. They will address in a clear and pragmatic way key legal and ethical issues at the intersection of employment law and psychology.
CLE Credit: 1.0 Dual | 2.2 General