Page Leader: James G. Frierson
James G. Frierson is an attorney and professor in the College of Business at East Tennessee University where he has been selected as a Distinguished Faculty Member and awarded the University's research award. He is the author several employment law books published by the Bureau of National Affairs, including "Preventing Employment Lawsuits: An Employer's Guide to Hiring, Discipline and Discharge," and over 150 journal articles, including the American Bar Association Journal, The Judges Journal, and the Employee Relations Law Journal.
In recent years he has presented seminars on Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment, reductions-in-force, employment law audits, and other employment law topics. He has presented information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act in testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as a Distinguished Speaker at the National Faculty Research Seminar sponsored by the University of Iowa, and various human resource management meetings and seminars.
Background on Employment Law preventive issues:
In the past decade the number of employment lawsuits and legal costs have risen dramatically. Today, court judgments of over $1,000,000 are common. In addition, most employment laws provide that losing defendants pay not only their own attorney's fees, but also pay the attorney's fee of the plaintiff. Even if a company "wins" the lawsuit, it may have to pay $100,000 in legal defense fees and costs.
Most successful employment lawsuits are filed and lost not because of what a company did, but rather, how they did it. Application of effective preventive law advice before a company acts can result in a successful defense of most employment lawsuits. And even more importantly, good preventive law action can prevent employment lawsuits from being filed.
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