You Did What?! Unfortunate Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Monday 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Session Description

Eleanor Roosevelt said – “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself”. In this presentation, John will share actual employee situations that could not have been imagined, let alone anticipated, and show how well-meaning employers sometimes misstep and create legal liability in the process. Screening and interviewing nightmares, romantic relationships in the workplace, harassment scenarios, accommodation requests, and problematic terminations will all be addressed – along with the lessons learned.


John Bagyi, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

One of 200 attorneys nationwide to be recognized by Human Resource Executive magazine as the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, John counsels and represents employers on labor and employment issues helping them achieve and maintain legal compliance, while improving employee engagement and workplace productivity. John has served as a guest lecturer at Albany Law School and the University at Albany, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, including the National SHRM Conference. He also serves as the General Counsel to the New York State Society of Human Resource Management.

John is listed in New York Super Lawyers and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law since 2007, when he was the youngest attorney in New York State to be recognized. Most recently, The Best Lawyers in America named John the Albany Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”.