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September 20 2017 Monthly Education Program
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Join CHRA to learn how to strategically craft responses to EEOC Charges of Discrimination and how you can better “defend your hill” to minimize risk of full-scale EEOC investigations. The workshop will also cover document preservation, internal investigations, and when to consider mediation.

When: September 20, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: PSA Financial Learning Center
11311 McCormick Road
Suite 500
Hunt Valley, Maryland  21031
United States
Contact: CHRA

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Monthly Education Program

"Defending Your Hill: What You Should (and Should Not) Do

When You Receive a Charge of Discrimination"

September 20, 2017  -  5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

PSA Financial Learning Center - 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 500, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

presented by Donna Glover and Jennifer Curry 



This program has been pre-approved for 2 hours of General/HR credit by HRCI. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


This program has been pre-approved for 2 SHRM PDC's. The Chesapeake Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.



5:30 - 6:00 pm Registration / Light Hors D’oeuvres

6:00 - 8:00 pm Education Program



If you have ever had to address a current or former employee’s EEOC (or state or local agency) Charge of Discrimination, you know that drafting a winning statement of position is critical to favorably resolving the charge. This is particularly true now that the EEOC has new nationwide procedures that provide for the release of a your statement of position and non-confidential attachments to your current or former employee, and/or their attorney. And, the EEOC’s new Respondent Portal is intended to increase the speed with which the EEOC adjudicates charges. So, you must be ready with the firepower you need to successfully “defend your hill!”


The workshop will focus on how HR Practitioners can better “defend their hill” to minimize risk of full-scale EEOC investigations and to strategically craft responses to charges to mitigate further investigation and lawsuits. This workshop will cover important tips on:
- an employer’s obligations to preserve documents;
- conducting an internal investigation of a charge;
- ensuring that the charge response contains the appropriate level of information to increase the chances of resolving the case at the charge stage;
- when to consider mediation of a charge;
- tips on minimizing the threat of a class disparate impact claim and litigation.


Even HR practitioners and/or in-house counsel who use outside counsel to prepare charge responses will benefit from this session as they may use the information learned as a measuring stick to test the proficiency of their counsel’s approach to charge responses. 


Donna M. Glover is an Attorney in Baker Donelson's Employment Group, where she advises companies of all sizes on a wide range of employment and labor matters and provides representation and defense in litigation. She designs and facilitates training to members of management and human resources personnel on legal topics, such as workplace investigations, employment law boot camp, Maryland law developments, ADA and FMLA trends and compliance, and wage and hour developments and compliance. As a litigator, she represents employers before administrative agencies, defends employers in state and federal courts, and investigates demand letters and internal complaints. She routinely drafts all manner of agreements governing the employer-employee relationship. These include employment agreements, release agreements, settlement agreements and other employment-related contracts. Donna brings to her practice invaluable client-side experience. Prior to practicing law, she held human resources and management positions in the retail, wholesale and advertising/marketing industries. She is also a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).


Jennifer L. Curry is an Attorney in Baker Donelson’s Employment Group, where she handles employment and labor counsel and litigation. She brings to her practice significant experience in the representation of companies of all sizes and from a wide range of industries in workplace matters. Jennifer routinely provides legal advice to employers on all manner of labor, employment and compliance issues, including crisis management, internal investigations, sexual harassment and discrimination, and WARN Act and Mini-WARN Act requirements. She designs and presents training programs for human resources personnel and members of management, including equal employment/anti-harassment training, internal investigation training, and compliance with ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation laws. She also works with employers to create and revise employee handbooks, policies and procedures, as well as separation and release agreements for employees and executives of all levels. An experienced litigator, Jennifer represents employers in disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligent retention and supervision, wrongful discharge, defamation, and non-compete and nondisclosure agreements. She routinely appears before state and federal courts and agencies throughout the State of Maryland. Jennifer devises practical strategies for clients navigating employment claims and disputes, and where advisable, she recommends and provides representation in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations.



CHRA Member                                      $35.00 (Not a member but want the member rate? Sign up today!)

Non-Member                                         $55.00

CHRA Student Members                       $17.50

*Please add $15 if registering on site



The deadline to cancel in order to receive a refund is Friday, September 15. If you do not cancel in advance and do not attend the event, you will still be invoiced for the event.



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