Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions


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Job descriptions are introduced into court more often than any other document in support of a variety of different legal claims against employers. However, there are legal pitfalls that you need to be aware of when either drafting such job descriptions or advising clients on best practices for drafting such job descriptions. A well drafted job description can help you defend an employer in an ADA case but a poorly-drafted job description can mean losing such a case.

This CLE course will focus on the legal perils that counsel need to be concerned with when drafting job descriptions and the do’s and don’ts for creating these evidentiary documents which are often introduced to help defend the employer in many different types of employment discrimination lawsuits.

This CLE course will provide everything you need to know to avoid potential legal issues which can occur when job descriptions are drafted poorly. It will also alert you to the hidden dangers that drafting job descriptions can bring.

Topics include:

  • Understand the legal perils that can occur as a result of drafting poor job descriptions
  • Understand what is necessary to include in a job description to help defend an employer in an ADA lawsuit
  • Learn how job descriptions play a key role in determining if an employee is entitled to a “reasonable accommodation” under the ADA
  • Review the key terms that can lead to discrimination claims when Drafting Job Descriptions
  • Understand the important role job descriptions play with regard to avoiding ADA claims
  • Understand how to avoid negating an employee’s at-Will Status when drafting job descriptions
  • Learn how to avoid FLSA wage and hour issues when drafting job descriptions
  • Understand that job descriptions are legal documents used as evidence in a court of law

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