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Discipline and termination pose challenges for any employer. Those difficulties only compound for property management professionals when staff members live where they work.

How can you effectively address issues and minimize your liability when disciplining on-site employees? What is the best way to handle termination when it also means eviction?

Offit Kurman attorney Theodora Stringham has helped clients answer these kinds of questions—and the three recently offered their practical guidance in a webinar earlier this month. Over the course of an hour, Ms. Stringham discussed how landlords and real estate owners can manage scenarios such as residents' claims of theft, sexual harassment, and racially insensitive remarks from on-site staff, as well as eviction of employee-residents. Topics included Virginia Residential Landlord Act compliance, property management employee policy development, best practices for addressing harassment complaints entered into public record, and more.



For more information on this topic, please contact a Landlord Representation Attorney here.




Theodora Stringham assists individuals, businesses, and organizations with growing successfully while minimizing liability. Focusing on real estate and personnel needs, Ms. Stringham executes sustainable plans for real estate development and employee matters. She provides comprehensive representation for everyday growth issues, including, but not limited to, re-zonings, site plan approvals, eminent domain/valuation concerns, employment discrimination, and disciplinary issues. Ms. Stringham’s scope of representation ranges from identifying potential liability and providing counseling/trainings, all the way through representation at trial.







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