Expertise DescriptionMy career in the field of Employee Relations has spanned over 30 years. My experience includes directing and managing all aspects of employee relations in the financial services, manufacturing, and hospitality industries. My expertise includes preventing employment claims, correcting personnel problems, and enhancing employee relations. I am also experienced in consulting on human resources matters including investigations and advice on resolution, policy development and implementation, and training on a wide array of human resources topics. I am a former employment attorney and have counseled employers on fair employment practices and affirmative action obligations and plan preparation. I have also worked as an employee relations expert witness in Texas and New York.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting experience includes: Conducting investigations into complaints of workplace misconduct. Providing guidance to employers concerning sound personnel practices and procedures. Providing training programs on a broad range of employment issues, including investigation procedures, harassment, sensitivity, conflict management, diversity, effective hiring, disciplinary action and other workforce policies and practices. Conducting annual live anti-harassment/sensitivity training for international law firm. Providing one-on-one coaching to employees following investigations. Making presentations, serve on discussion panels and write articles on employment related topics.
My professional experience includes working as a Director of Human Relations by leading a global 18-person Employee Relations team, including supervision of Affirmative Action Manager and Manager of EAP, as well as Manager of Employee Communications. Coaching and counseling managers and employees regarding employment- related matter and conflict resolution; either conducted, or supervised, every investigation (150+) of allegations of inappropriate behavior. Developing and implementing global Human Resources policies and being responsible for associated training and skill enhancement; partnered on development of Code of Conduct, Travel & Entertainment Reimbursement policy.
|J.D.||SUNY at Buffalo School of Law|
Licensed attorney in the State of New York
Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, Mediation
Workshop Safe Horizon, Mediation apprenticeship
Awards & Affiliation
American Bar Association
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York Human Resources Planning Society
Society for Human Resources Management
American Bar Association