Almost all employees will at some point need to provide care for a family member and they are learning that they can sue their companies for being treated unfairly because of their family responsibilities.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
i-Sight Software is offering a free webinar on how to investigate family responsibilities discrimination claims on Wednesday March 12th, at 2pm EST. The one-hour presentation by Cynthia Thomas Calvert, an employment lawyer, well known speaker and expert on family responsibilities discrimination and president of Workforce 21C, will provide valuable insight for human resources practitioners as well as anyone who conducts or assists in corporate investigations.
Employees responsible for the care of family members are sometimes treated differently than other employees. They may be paid less, promoted less frequently or disciplined unfairly, because employers have unconscious biases that cause them to devalue these employees. This is particularly true for mothers, who are often paid less and held to higher standards than other workers.
“Family responsibilities discrimination claims are rising,” says Calvert. “Almost all employees will at some point need to provide care for a family member and they are learning that they can sue their companies for being treated unfairly because of their family responsibilities. How a company investigates these claims can mean the difference between a satisfactory conclusion and a lawsuit,” she says.
“Companies that recognize the dangers of family responsibilities discrimination and develop a strategy to prevent it and investigate claims effectively when they arise will be in a better position to defend themselves if they end up in a lawsuit,” says Joe Gerard, Vice President, Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “We are happy to have Cynthia Calvert onboard for this webinar because it’s such an important topic for employers and she’s a true expert in this area. Her depth of knowledge on this subject is undeniable and we feel she’s truly the best person to explain the legal and practical aspects of investigating these claims.”
Webinar attendees will learn:
- What FRD is, and how it arises
- Why companies are concerned about preventing FRD claims
- Which laws plaintiffs use against employers in court
- The best way to determine which evidence is relevant, and how to collect it
- The FRD triggers and tip-offs that investigators need to know
- The worst mistakes investigators make and how to avoid them
- How to assess the evidence and put your company in the strongest position going forward
For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://i-sight.com/webinar-investigating-family-responsibilities-discrimination-claims/.
About Cynthia Thomas Calvert
Cynthia Thomas Calvert, president of Workforce 21C, is an employment lawyer and a nationally recognized expert in family responsibilities discrimination law. She helps employers manage today’s evolving workforce, including preventing family responsibilities discrimination and systemic gender discrimination, increasing employee engagement, implementing non-stigmatized flexible work programs, and creating inclusive workplace cultures. In addition, she serves as a senior advisor to the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law and is the principal author of a legal treatise about family responsibilities discrimination to be published by Bloomberg BNA Books in 2014.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)i-sight(dot)com