Join Us September 20-23, 2023, St. Pete Beach, FL
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Join Us September 20-23, 2023, St. Pete Beach, FL
Details Coming Soon!
2022 APNA Conference

Speakers & Schedule

Harry Jones


Dealing with Discriminatory Requests


Discrimination is real. We all know it exists within our industry. Many, if not most agency owners and staff, have been faced with the difficult task of handling a discriminatory request from a client and/or candidate they’re working with. And trust us, we know it’s hard to know what to say in the moment, how to address discrimination when it hits you right between the eyes when you’re least expecting it, and we’re here to help. Industry veteran and APNA President, Jami Dennis, and APNA’s esteemed attorney, Harry Jones, will tackle some of the most commonly heard discriminatory requests within our industry (and some of the outliers too) and walk you through exactly what you can say, in laymens terms, when someone makes a request they simply cannot make.



Harry Jones has a national and international focus in his practice; he guides general counsel and HR departments through 50-state and complex cross-border issues, particularly in Europe, Africa and Latin America. For over 25 years, Harry has advised and defended employers, including dozens of jury trials. Additionally, Harry has led more than 80 high-profile investigations on behalf of school districts, cities, colleges and private institutions. He also provides day-to-day advice to human resources professionals on hiring, training, pay, discipline and termination, including a specialty in dealing with complex c-suite misconduct issues. He has led the national class action defense of wage and hour cases; and has aggressively protected business interests from unfair competition. Harry has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer, perennially. We are happy to be able to offer Harry and his team’s legal expertise at discounted rates to APNA Member agencies who seek legal counsel.


Kellie Geres, APNA Executive Assistant

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