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March Program Meeting

Discipline and Discharge - Does it ever get easier?

Categories: TAHRA Program Meeting
Presented by Kristen L. Brightmire
Doerner Saunders

This presentation will discuss the challenges faced by HR Directors, HR personnel, and business owners in addressing employee performance and behavior issues.  It will tackle some of the legal issues which can complicate these issues and provide some practical advice for day-to-day situations. At this program you will learn the best practices as to progressive discipline and communications regarding discipline and the legal pitfalls regarding discipline.

Ms. Brightmire began her practice at Doerner Saunders in 1990 representing employers in a myriad of labor and employment matters.  In 2002, she left to join one of her clients, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, as in-house counsel responsible for its employment, labor, and employee benefits legal matters.  She remained with CITGO until its relocated its corporate offices to Houston.  Ms. Brightmire returned her practice to Doerner Saunders and now heads the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group.

Ms. Brightmire has substantial legal experience in the labor and employment area, representing employers in every aspect of the practice.  In non-litigation matters, Ms. Brightmire has counseled numerous clients as to employee-related matters as well as drafted and reviewed policies, handbooks, employment contracts, severance programs, severance agreements, and relocation programs.  She has also represented clients at every step of the litigation process from the administrative agency through trial and appeal. 

Ms. Brightmire is recognized in her field by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, and has an A-V® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.  She is also a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America.

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TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

TAHRA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1.0 HR (General) credit towards a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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March 14, 2018 | 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
616 West 7th Street
Tulsa, Ok 74127

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
616 West 7th Street
Tulsa, Ok 74127