SMAFC Membership Meeting
Monday, March 13, 2023
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
$20 Per Person
Personnel Problems and Litigation: Out of Your Control?
Mike McCall, J.D.
Personnel lawsuits, such as workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination can be lodged against your emergency services district at any time. How will you do under the scrutiny of a deposition or on the witness stand? Emergency services organizations and professionals are uniquely vulnerable to personnel lawsuits and public relations nightmares.
Presentation attendees will receive practical guidance on how to best protect their professional reputations, the legal liability interests of their organizations, and maintain equitable and safe work environments for their personnel. A goal is to help organizations deal with personnel problems in-house, rather than the courthouse or court of public opinion.
For the last 26 years, Mike McCall, J.D. has provided training and consultation to over 700 emergency services organizations in Michigan and across the country. Mike specializes in developing human relations risk management programs addressing work-related harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and other forms of misconduct. A frequent and well received speaker at conferences and conventions, Mike is also a published author of the “Employment Practices Resource Manual”, a risk management guide for emergency services agencies, as well as many industry newsletter articles. He developed an anti-bias training program in 2021 titled “Differences Without Division” for implementation nationwide for emergency services organizations.
McCall graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Letters and was named a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently studied law at Oxford University in Great Britain and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mike can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (cell) 214-415-8121.