In the newest episode of the Employment Law Counselor hosted by Jeff Stewart in collaboration with Professional Liability Underwriting Society, John Baker, Attorney, joins the chat titled “Retaliation Claims are on the Rise.”

Jeff and John cover various instances of retaliation complaints and provisions, while also presenting examples of protected activity of employees and adverse employment actions and consequences.

You can listen to the podcast episode below or for easy access on the go, listen to the podcast on the PLUS Connect App.

The transcript for this podcast recording is available to view below.

Meet the Speakers

Host: Jeff Stewart, Counsel at White and Williams LLP

Jeff Stewart focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. He represents business, governmental and not-for-profit employers in all phases of labor and employment law matters.
Jeff defends employment actions related to workplace discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and whistleblower claims. Jeff’s clients appreciate his desire to get to know the unique aspects of their businesses and his ability to then apply the law to their particular circumstances. He counsels clients about non-compete agreements, sexual harassment investigations, FLSA compliance, unemployment compensation, and drafting employment policies and handbooks.
Jeff also tries cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. He handles unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings, and grievance arbitration. He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections. Jeff serves as lead negotiator during collective bargaining and advises his clients on all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing. In addition to his private-sector clients, Jeff represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.
Guest: John Baker, Counsel at White and Williams LLP

John K. Baker has 30+ years of experience in labor-management relations and has been responsible for enhancing the legal well-being of White and Williams’ labor clients. In addition to cities in Pennsylvania, he had dealt with unions in Baltimore, Boston, Indianapolis, Newark, New York City, Pittsburgh and Portland. Among the unions Mr. Baker has faced are various locals of the Teamsters, Ironworkers, Carpenters, IBEW, AFSCME, SEIU, UFCW, Laborers, Printers, Boilermakers, UAW, UNITE-HERE, Steelworkers, FOP, IAFF, Confectioners and Transport Workers. He has shepherded management through virtually every conceivable labor issue, including mass picketing, political pressure, unfair labor practice charges, representation and unit clarification issues, grievances, arbitration, collective bargaining and contract administration.

In addition to his labor experience, clients have sought out John’s services in OSHA hazard defense and retaliation cases. He has been consulted on death cases, as well as, fall protection, PPE and various other issues in a variety of industries. 

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