Employment Vocational Rehabilitation Expert 169519 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I 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

Expert Witness

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.

Consulting Experience

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.

Relevant Experiences

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.


MBAOrganization Behavior and Human ResourcesCalifornia State University Sacramento
BSFamily and Consumer ResourcesUniversity of Arizona Tucson

Licenses Certifications

California Senior Professional in Human Resources
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certification
University of California
Berkeley Extension
Skill Path Seminars Certified National Trainer
Labor Law Compliance

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases