Topic: Serial Claim Filers – Private Attorneys General or Extortionists?
Description: Are you ready for rough seas or will you have smooth sailing? Thousands of claims have been filed by plaintiffs and their law firms seeking quick settlement for minor or technical infractions in several areas of employment law. Join us as Attorney David McClurg talks about the four waves of serial litigation that employers should be aware of and beware of. 1) ADA claims regarding physical barriers to access to places of public accommodation; 2) ADA claims regarding websites and mobile apps that are not “accessible” to the visually and/or hearing impaired: 3) discrimination claims under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act for job posting that suggest discriminatory intent; and 4) Fair Credit Reporting Act Claims based on inadequate authorizations from or notice to subjects of background searches using Consumer Reporting Agencies
Speaker: David A. McClurg, Attorney, Petrie & Pettit. Dave is a member of the firm's Labor + Employment practice group. He has a long record of successfully defending employers accused of wrongful termination and discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, disability and gender. Dave frequently represents employers facing OSHA violations and workers compensation claims alleging safety violations or an “unreasonable refusal to rehire" following a work-related injury. He also has a wealth of experience involving the litigation of wage & hour, theft of trade secret and breach of duty of loyalty claims, and the enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements. In addition, Dave regularly advises clients on issues relating to reduction-in-force layoffs, terminations, severance agreements and return to work issues, helping employers avoid pitfalls that can lead to expensive claims.
Location: Petrie & Pettit (Conference Room on 1st Floor | 250 E. Wisconsin Avenue | Milwaukee). 250 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Meeting will be held in the conference room on the first floor. Parking information will be provided to guests prior to the meeting. Networking 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.; program 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. with additional time to network and enjoy refreshments until 5:30 p.m.