Expertise DescriptionI have 20 years experience specializing in Human Resources and Vocational Rehabilitation with expertise in Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.), Family Medical Leave Act (F.M.L.A.), California Family Rights Act (C.F.R.A.), document examiner, employment, Fair Employment Housing Act (F.E.H.A.), labor law, management, personnel, policy procedures, sexual harassment, workers compensation, and wrongful termination. I also have extensive background in human resources and vocational rehabilitation. My expertise also includes evaluating the adequacy of personnel policies; identifying and documenting employee physical suitability for work; establishing presence or absence of an employee disability; determining 'reasonable accommodation'; and analyzing disability management procedures and documentation. I have 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discrimination and/or accommodation; Wrongful termination; Wage and hour analysis; Vocational assessment and rehabilitation; Labor market survey; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave management; Discrimination; Retaliation/whistleblower; Worker's compensation; Sexual harassment.
My consulting services include: Management training; Medical leave management; Good faith interactive meetings; FMLA; CFRA; FEHA; ADA accommodation/assessments; Employee policy handbook development; Organizational development; Sexual harassment training; Employee management from on-boarding through termination; Essential function job descriptions; Labor market survey; Vocational assessments.
For over two decades, HRM Consulting, Inc. has consulted with plaintiff and defense attorneys in regard to human resource management, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) discrimination and other related human resource topics.
I have been working as a Vocational consultant and HR Consultant in the Workers' Compensation arena for over 20 years. I understand the nuance between on-the-job injury medical treatment requirements and the employees desire to choose their own physician. This includes the responsibly of the employer at hire to provide the notification to the employee to allow them to designate a treating physician for Work Comp injuries.
I have experience in Industry standards as well exempt/non exempt employee status.
|MBA||Organization Behavior and Human Resources||California State University||Sacramento|
|BS||Family and Consumer Resources||University of Arizona||Tucson|
|California Senior Professional in Human Resources|
|Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certification|
|University of California|
|Skill Path Seminars Certified National Trainer|
|Labor Law Compliance|
Awards & Affiliation
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases