Key EEO Risks and Obligations in the COVID-19 Era

Key EEO Risks and Obligations in the COVID-19 Era

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COVID-19 has raised a host of unprecedented challenges for employers and employees alike, including when it comes to compliance with existing EEO laws. The EEOC already is reporting a surge of charges alleging failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act. At the same time, as employers simultaneously grapple with remote working, reductions in force, and bringing employees back to work, employees are bringing a growing number of discrimination and retaliation claims, including based on age, race, disability and/or caregiver status. Join us for an interactive discussion among our panel of experienced practitioners as they discuss these trends, including best practices for legal compliance while promoting health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator:
Erin Connell, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, San Francisco, CA

Panelists:
Hon. John A. Henderson, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Baltimore, MD
Emily Nugent, Emily Nugent Law, Oakland, CA
Bill Sailer, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel for Qualcomm, San Diego, CA
Teri Valdes, Teri Guttman Valdes, LLC, Coral Gables, FL