LIVE REPLAY: Employment Law Torts



  • Presentation Date 1/27/2023
  • Next Class Time 11:00 AM MT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format Audio Webcast
  • Program Code 11222022f
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $89.00


The workplace is deep with potential torts.  Hiring can be a delicate balance of adequately investigating the background of an applicant without making legally prohibited searches or inquiries.  Workplace supervision in a technologically interconnected age can easily give rise to claims of invasions of privacy. Workplace investigations, often involving conflicts among employees, can implicate claims of basis, discrimination, harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and retaliation.  At every stage of the employment process there are potential torts.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to employer tort liability in the workplace. 


  • Torts in hiring –balancing act of background checks, drug/cannabis checks, and the standard of foreseeability
  • Privacy based torts – monitoring employee social media and other digital communications/posts
  • Negligent retention of potentially dangerous employees
  • Torts in workplace investigations – intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, false light torts
  • Negligent supervision of troubled employees
  • Best practices and defenses for employers to avoid or limit liability



Alex J. Maturi is an attorney in the Chicago office of Paul Hastings, LLP, where he represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour matters. He also counsels clients on compliance with state and federal law, and advises employers facing investigations initiated by the EEOC, OFCCP, and various state agencies.  During law school, he served as an extern judicial clerk to Judge Robert W. Gettleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Maturi earned his B.A., cum laude, Illinois Wesleyan University and his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law.