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ON-DEMAND WEBCAST | Preventing Retaliation With a Speak Up Culture

Preventing Retaliation
With a Speak Up Culture

Hosted by OCEG (60 mins)

Retaliation against employees is a much broader activity than most people understand, and legal actions related to retaliation are more pervasive than many managers and executives realize. The number of retaliation claims filed against U.S. companies outnumbered race discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the first time in 2010, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) analysis of EEOC records. In 2011, more than one-third (37,334) of the nearly 100,000 workplace discrimination charges filed with the EEOC consisted of retaliation claims. The most effective way to prevent retaliation claims is to prevent retaliation from occurring by cultivating a speak-up culture that encourages employees to discuss and escalate reporting of potential issues before they bloom into thorny problems.

In this OCEG webcast, our panel will discuss the key steps in an effective anti-retaliation program, all the way from the elements of effective training and a meaningful reporting system, through methods for monitoring actions after a whistleblowing incident to ensure no retaliation occurs.


  • Identify what constitutes unlawful retaliation
  • Detail key structures and processes that support a speak up culture
  • Understand ways to monitor conduct to ensure retaliation does not occur
  • Define techniques for developing a strong defense against retaliation claims


Donna Epps, Partner, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte
Cindy Knezevich, Vice President of Marketing Operations, The Network
Kathy Franklin, Shareholder, Littler

Webinar Preventing Retaliation Speak Up Culture

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