Employment law lessons are truly everywhere.
As you are probably aware, this morning Penn State University was hit with heavy sanctions as a result of its inaction after school officials were made aware of child sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The NCAA imposed a $60 million fine, four-year bowl ban, five-year probation, ten-per-year scholarship reduction and vacated all of the team’s wins dating back to 1998.
This case illustrates several of the principles we’ll discuss in Wednesday’s webinar, The Employment Law Talk Show. Our goal is to provide you with a slew of practical tools to help you and your organization stay out of legal hot water.
Here’s a sneak preview of a slide that sums up what we’ll be covering:
One tool we’ll provide is our patented INVESTIGATION CHECKLIST, a step-by-step guide to help ensure that all of your investigations are full, fair and timely. Organizations have a clear choice when faced with serious allegations: (1) fully investigate them yourself and then take prompt action based on what you find or (2) don’t and run the risk of having someone else (e.g., the government) swoop in, do the investigating for you and perhaps impose their own penalties.
We’ll also discuss the necessity of addressing KNOWN VIOLATIONS and POTENTIALLY SYSTEMIC ISSUES immediately. Far too many organizations fail to do so due to a variety of factors: time constraints, lack of resources, misplaced priorities or — worse — a cover-up mentality. Please don’t let that happen to you.
Last, we’ll discuss the very best way for an organization to get itself into serious trouble: LACK OF ETHICS AT THE TOP. Judges, juries, the government and the public can be very unforgiving when it comes to organizations whose leaders exhibit unethical behavior. Please please please don’t let that happen to you.
Hope you can join us for the webinar. Click here to sign up. It’s 187% free.