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July - Legal Hour and Luncheon

  • 20 Jul 2017
  • 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth
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July Legal Hour and
Monthly Luncheon

Ridglea Country Club
3700 Bernie Anderson Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Legal & Regulatory Hour

10:15 am - 11:15 am

"Reconciling Invalid Workplace Harassment Claims With Viable Retaliation Claims Under Title VII"

In this presentation, Professor Green will discuss the increasing validity of workplace retaliation claims under Title VII given the Supreme Court’s acceptance of the broad reach of these claims. Retaliation claims are now one of the most popular claims filed with the EEOC.  However, a major concern is whether the employee actually engaged in protected activity before being allegedly retaliated against by the employer for engaging in that activity.  Courts have been asked to consider if an employee’s retaliation claim may still proceed even when the underlying discrimination complaint is invalid. Typically, a single harassing statement in the workplace is insufficient to establish a claim of harassment.  But, can such an unsuccessful claim of harassment result in a successful claim of retaliation?  Professor Green will explore this issue through a discussion of some challenging cases that may eventually require further clarification from the Supreme Court.

Michael Z. Green, Professor of Law

Michael Z. Green, Professor of Law, has served as a full professor at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth since the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law was acquired in August 2013. He began full-time teaching as an Associate Professor of Law in 1999 after completing the prestigious Hastie Teaching Fellowship and obtaining his fifth and highest degree, a Master of Law (LL.M.), from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He joined the law faculty at Texas Wesleyan in 2003 and was promoted to Professor with tenure in 2005. In June 2008, he became the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development and served in that position through May 2012.

Luncheon Meeting

 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

"Are You Killing Productivity with Lunch Options?"

Some companies provide lunch or have cafeterias. Unknowingly, they may be sabotaging the productivity of their employees and worse yet, driving up healthcare costs. Attendees will receive a “do” and “don’t” list, as well as learn about foods and brain chemistry.

Judy Gaman, Director of Business Development, Executive Medicine

Judy Gaman holds a BS in Health Sciences and Clinical Research from the prestigious George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Masters in Publishing. In addition to being the Director of Business Development at Executive Medicine of Texas, she is also an award winning author and hosts the nationally syndicated Staying Young Radio Show.  


Lunch-  Pesto Chicken on Focaccia, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli; Seasonal fresh fruit, Club-made ranch chips.

Dessert - Black Forest Cake

Dietary Restrictions:  Vegan meals will be provided for vegetarian, gluten-free and food allergy requests.

All registrations must be received before close of business on Monday, July 17, 2017.  Thereafter, a limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Please understand that you cannot be guaranteed a seat at the meeting if you do not register by the Monday preceding the event.

If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to info@fortworthhr.org, so that we can cancel your registration. Otherwise, we will bill you for the reservation (we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows).



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