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Two-Part Series: Investigating Complaints of Harassment & Discrimination

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In this two-part series, NCERT and the DFEH will provide guidance about handling complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

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Attendees may choose to attend one or both days of the two-part series. Tickets will be sold individually.

On the first day of the two-part series, on November 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST, we will review best practices when conducting internal workplace investigations, DFEH tools and resources available to you, and what the DFEH and employment counsel look for when reviewing internal investigations. Using a hypothetical scenario, the presenters will use role play to highlight best practices in conducting internal workplace investigations, such as ensuring the investigator is culturally competent, identifying the issues for investigation, interviewing witnesses, and making findings and recommendations.

Panelists:

• Branden Butler, Assistant Deputy Director of Education and Outreach, DFEH

• Kanitra Lopez, Legal Compliance Officer, Elk Grove Unified School District

• Rhonda Nelson, Chairperson Employment Practice Group, Severson & Werson

• Margaret Grover, Mediator and Investigator, Grover Workplace Solutions (featured in role play)

Moderator:

• Andrea Kelly Smethurst, Workplace Investigator and Expert, Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law, P.C.

On the second day of the two-part series, on December 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST, we will focus on best practices for responding to administrative charges, including tips on drafting employer positions statements and using the DFEH’s dispute resolution and mediation process.

Panelists:

• Annmarie Billotti, Chief of Dispute Resolution, DFEH

• Adam Pressman, Associate General Counsel, Bio-Rad Laboratories

• Shaye Schrick, Partner, Delfino Madden O'Malley Coyle Koewler LLP

Moderator:

• James Wu, Of Counsel, Quarles & Brady LLP

Approved for MCLE credit; completion certificate provided for HR credit.


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Organizer Northern California Employment Round Table (NCERT)

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The Employment Round Tables were begun in 1983 in partnership with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The Employment Round Tables are composed of volunteers from businesses, public and private employers, and from labor organizations. Their purpose is to create an awareness of the problems of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment. The goal of the Employment Round Tables is to reduce discrimination and promote equal opportunity.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE EMPLOYMENT ROUND TABLES ARE TO:

  1. Enhance communications between the Department and the public.
  2. Provide forums that promote education, advocacy and understanding of anti-discrimination laws and practices.
  3. Initiate cooperative programs that preserve civil rights and expand equal opportunity in employment.

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