Off Duty Misconduct
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Member Price: $89 | Non Member Price: $299
Presented by: Yvette A. Heintzelman, Clark Baird Smith LLP
This webinar will discuss a public employer’s ability to take disciplinary action to address off duty conduct by an employee including non-public safety employees. It will identify the standards in the work place in order to satisfy the standard utilized by most arbitrators in analyzing cases.
Questions covered by Yvette will include:
- Whether public employees have a right to privacy or some other right, that prevents their employers from taking disciplinary action against them for “off duty” conduct?
- If an employer wants to take disciplinary action against an employee, does it have to rise to the level of a crime?
- If the off duty conduct is a crime, does an employer have to wait for a criminal conviction before taking action against a public employee for off duty conduct?
- If a public employer may take disciplinary action against an employee for off duty conduct, what is the standard that has to be met? Must the employer satisfy the “just cause” standard or is there something more that has to be met?
- Can a public employer address off duty substance abuse issues?
The presentation will also discuss the need for a detailed and sometimes exhaustive investigation to support the decision.
At the end of this webinar, you should have a better understanding of the legal standard applicable to off duty misconduct, the importance of conducting a thorough and exhaustive investigation, understanding public employers are not necessarily limited when investigating off duty misconduct issues, duty substance abuse issues and potential options for those situations, and various considerations in responding to the media regarding these issues.
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Registration for this webinar closes on Friday, June 16, 2017!