Michael J. Murphy and William J. Decaire Speak on NYSDHR and EEOC
By: Carter Conboy
On October 4, 2012, Carter Conboy’s Michael Murphy and William Decaire were featured speakers at the seminar “Dealing with the New York State Division of Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission”, a seminar held in conjunction with the Saratoga-Adirondack Job Service Employer Committee (JSEC) at Longfellow’s in Saratoga.
The seminar focused on employment laws and practices impacting all employers regardless of size or industry. Topics presented and discussed included what is the DHR and EEOC? What are protected classes of employees? What should you do and expect if you receive a complaint? How do you respond to requests for documents? What are your options? What are the potential ramifications? What are best practices to minimize your risk of receiving that complaint in the first place.
About Michael J. Murphy: Mr. Murphy is a trial attorney handling complex litigation with an emphasis on Employment Law and Professional Liability Law. He maintains an active trial practice in State and Federal courts as well as before EEOC and New York State Division of Human Rights. He is regularly retained by leaders in business, government, community organizations, and the professions to represent their interests in sensitive, high profile litigation and investigations. Mr. Murphy is currently the Chair of ALFA International, The Global Legal Network, and Past President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association.
About William J. Decaire: Mr. Decaire represents businesses and individuals in the field of civil litigation, where he provides advice to a range of clients on governmental, business, and litigation issues. He represents business and individuals in both federal and state courts in New York and Massachusetts, as well as state agencies, professional associations, and municipal boards.