Carlton Fields

September 20th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Effective performance feedback is critical to employees' efficiency and organizational growth. This can be thwarted in an emergent cancel culture in which nearly every aspect of workplace management is subject to increased scrutiny.

This program will examine how DEI misperceptions, including the role and impact of “cancel culture” at work, can deter people leaders from giving direct feedback, identify the compliance and culture-related risks associated with such behavior, and provide tips and strategies for providing effective, accurate, and constructive performance feedback.


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Allison Kahn
Shareholder @Carlton Fields
Allison Kahn is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar. Board certification means she has been evaluated for professionalism and tested for special expertise, knowledge, and skill. She is one of only approximately 200 lawyers in Florida to hold this distinction in her practice area. Allison represents entities of all sizes across sectors including health care, hospitality, banking, telecommunications, and education. She regularly appears before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, county fair employment practice agencies, and in state and federal court. She tries employee claims of discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability and other protected characteristics under the Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Natalie Norfus
Managing Owner @The Norfus Firm, PLLC
Natalie is a creative and proven problem solver with over 15 years of experience counseling employers on diversity & HR strategies, compliance, and litigation. Natalie has worked with global employers in various industries including quick services restaurants, manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare. Natalie firmly believes that there is no “one size fits all” approach to HR and diversity strategies. Having come from a diverse upbringing and worked with employers across the globe, Natalie draws on her varied experiences to customize strategies that are unique to an organization.

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Rae Vann
Vice President and Shareholder @Core Triangle Consulting and Carlton Fields
Rae Vann represents and advises employers on all major federal, state, and local employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Rae has more than 25 years of experience representing and advising corporate clients on workplace compliance matters. She provides counsel to businesses on mitigating individual and systemic discrimination risks, establishing effective alternative dispute resolution procedures, conducting thorough and effective workplace harassment and other misconduct investigations, and other labor and employment matters.