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Seminar Details

May 18, 2010

MB&J Breakfast Seminar Series: Dealing with the Challenging Employee (Second Session Added!)

Location: Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, 200 State Street, Boston, MA

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Due to popular demand, Morgan Brown & Joy is adding a second session of the following program.  The first session, to be held on April 13, 2010, was quickly filled and there is enough interest to warrant a second session.

Please note this seminar is limited to 24 participants.  There is no fee for this seminar. 

Laurence J. Donoghue and Tracy Thomas Boland of Morgan, Brown & Joy will host a discussion about those employees presenting difficult issues. (We think you know who we mean!)  We will address issues such as:

  • Employees who are arrested during the course of their employment: What actions can you lawfully take against him or her?  What should you tell other employees?
  • Employees who exhibit symptoms of substance abuse: What should you do when someone shows up at work smelling of alcohol? How should you handle an employee you suspect has a drinking or drug problem?
  • Employees who bring a guest to a workplace function who acts inappropriately:  What is your responsibility to protect your employees?  What steps should and must you take to prevent this in the future?
  • Employees who appear to be mentally unstable: What do you do if an employee indicates he or she is suicidal?  How do you respond if an employee gives you reason to believe he or she could be violent?

When these issues arise in the workplace, they often require prompt and decisive action. They also (understandably) leave even seasoned human resources professionals and managers worried about whether the actions they take are lawful and/or sufficient to protect the employee and those around him or her.  This is an opportunity to discuss these issues and find answers before a real life situation presents itself in your workplace.

Do you have a specific question you would like us to address? If so, please e-mail Larry or Tracy up to one week before the seminar at or  Of course, questions are welcome during the seminar as well.

Due to limited space, registration is required.