Successful navigation of this scenario requires an understanding of the law and the attendant employee relations issues. Is "business as usual" still the workplace mantra? Should you manage access to information? Is the employee insulated from a performance standpoint because of the pending claim? Savvy employers recognize that these issues present novel challenges. Holly Eng and Melissa Raphan will review the current state of the laws surrounding retaliation, provide practical tips on managing the employee-litigant and conclude with a role play which will highlight the issues that employers must keep in mind to minimize legal risk and work towards a productive workplace.