The Price is … Right? Recent Awards and Settlements – And What You Can Learn From Them

Thursday 2:40pm – 3:40pm

Session Description

It’s no secret that HR and management blunders can lead to significant monetary awards. Even when you do things right, bad timing and unfortunate circumstances can sometimes expose you to liability. In this dynamic session, we’ll take a look at recent jury awards and settlements. Can you guess the price the employer had to pay? And what lessons can be learned from these cases to make sure this doesn’t happen to your organization?

Learning Objectives

  1. Termination procedures you can implement to keep “runaway managers” from making bad or unlawful decisions.
  2. Why retaliation claims are more dangerous than discrimination claims.
  3. How performance improvement plans can work for – or against – employers in a jury trial.
  4. Steps you can take to guard against equal pay claims.
  5. How to recognize employee activity protected by the NLRA.

Boyd Byers

Boyd Byers is the team leader of Foulston Siefkin’s Employment and Labor Law group. He has nearly 25 years’ experience counseling on workplace-related matters and litigating complex disputes.







Teresa Shulda

Teresa Shulda, Vice-Chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Team, has been litigating employment disputes and advising on workplace law matters for more than a decade. Based in the firm’s Wichita office, much of Teresa’s practice is focused on employer-side issues.







David Rogers

David Rogers is a trial lawyer with experience in a wide variety of litigation over the past thirty years. He has tried product liability, medical malpractice, insurance, employment, and business cases and has arbitrated construction and labor disputes. He routinely practices in federal and state courts in the Midwest.