Tuesday, February 16 // Association of Washington Business, Olympia
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Employers need the flexibility to make personnel decisions to meet their business needs, but they also need to be aware of laws protecting employees from discrimination. How is your company prepared to address “at-will” employment? Karen Galipeau Forner, founder and managing member of K-Solutions Law in Bellevue, will lead a two-hour seminar to help employers understand “at-will” employment and learn best workplace practices to minimize discrimination claims.
She’ll address questions such as: What’s the true definition of employment “at will” in Washington? What’s an employer’s duty to accommodate a disability?
“In this presentation we will explore what are considered adverse actions by employers and what employers can do to be proactive to limit liability,” Galipeau Forner said. “What are employer defenses if discrimination or retaliation is alleged? What should your company do if a protected class or activity issue comes up and what should you do if a complaint is filed?”
Karen Galipeau Forner
Represents employers in the areas of workers’ compensation, workplace safety, administrative appeals and employment law. She is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars and to employer groups. Prior to K-Solutions Law, Galipeau Forner worked representing employers as Senior Attorney at AMS LAW in Seattle for two and a half years. From 1993 to 2007 she worked at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
For more information or questions, please contact Kelli Schueler