Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2014

  • Employment

Why You should Attend

Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating. They help to determine counsels' day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, play a central role in litigation, shape damages analyses, and impact significantly the intensity and duration of employment lawsuits. Psychological issues often are at the core of incentivizing employees, negotiating workplace disputes or trying an employment claim to a jury. Yet attorneys and mental health professionals struggle too often to speak the same language.

This program brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs' bars, in-house counsel and the EEOC, forensic psychiatrists, and psychologists to transcend the jargon, identify practical ways of working together, and to describe effective litigation strategies and tactics. They will address in a clear and pragmatic way key legal and ethical issues at the intersection of employment law and psychology.

What You will Learn

  • How to cut through psychiatric and diagnostic terminology and effectively communicate with the treating, consulting and expert mental health professional
  • Pragmatic approaches in litigation for utilizing and cross-examining mental health professionals, including experts
  • The EEOC's view, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, of reasonable accommodations for mental disabilities, permissible psychiatric examinations of employees, and inquiries of applicants and incumbents regarding their psychiatric functioning and history. The plaintiffs' and defense bar's view.
  • Ethical issues to consider when counsel and client possess confidential information regarding an employee's mental health

Special Features

  • All new PLI program
  • Convenient half day program format
  • Earn one hour of Ethics credit exploring ethical issues that may arise when counsel and mental health professionals interact

Who should attend

In -house employment and labor counsel, outside counsel for employers and employees, human resources executives, and forensic mental health professionals will benefit from this program.

Register at PLI.

Cost: $895*

Full and partial scholarships are available for judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, law students, attorneys 65 or older, law librarians, attorneys who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, and unemployed attorneys. The scholarship application form is below. Please apply early as space may be limited for this seminar.

PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please visit our website for additional State CLE information.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE-NY Credits Credit Status: Approved Transitional: No Total Credits: 3.50 Ethics: 1.00 Professional Practice: 2.50 CLE-NJ Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 3.60 Ethics: 1.20 General: 2.40 PLI programs qualify for credit in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys.
  • Contact:
    Leonard McKenzie
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website:
  • Attachment(s): Scholarship_Application 2014.pdf