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It Didn’t Happen at Work: Can They Fire Me Anyway? 2019 *In-Person at D.C. Bar*

September 23, 2019

Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: Employees engage in all kinds of off-duty conduct that can cause employers to wonder, “Can we fire that employee for doing that?”  Employers must be mindful of the legality of imposing consequences upon employees for their conduct outside the workplace.  This fast-paced class will address trending issues in this area, including terminations based on the employee’s:

  • Social media posts
  • Marijuana use
  • Political activity
  • Outside employment
  • Romantic relationships/socializing with co-workers
  • Tobacco use
  • Support of LGBT rights, pro-choice or pro-life organizations, gun ownership, and other social causes and issues
  • Alcohol use
  • Arrests (pending disposition).


  • Jane Lemley Rasmussen, The Law Firm of Jayne Lemley Rasmussen 
  • Joyce E. Smithey, Smithey Law Group LLC
  • Diane A. Seltzer Torre, The Seltzer Law Firm

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.


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Diane Seltzer Torre, The Seltzer Law Firm

Joanne Waters, Verma & Waters, LLP

Joyce E Smithey, Smithey Law Group LLC

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