Retaliation Expert Witnesses

Retaliation expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on retaliation. The retaliation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Employment, Forensic Psychology, Investigation, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Legal, Management, Police Practices & Procedures, Psychology, Safety, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Bradford H Taft, MBA, CMF, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CFLC Taft Vocational Experts LLC

Scottsdale, Arizona
Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation - Human Resources, Vocational Evaluation, Earning Capacity, Labor Market, Employability, Wrongful Termination, Divorce, Job Search Effectiveness, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Workers' Compensation
Brad Taft has over 35 years experience in the recruiting, outplacement, career transition, and organizational development fields. He has provided expert consulting, reports, and/or testimony in over 200 cases involving wrongful termination, divorce, personal injury, wrongful death, and workers compensation. Brad is also the Chief Career Strategist of Taft Career Group, a career management consulting firm that supports individuals in planning and implementing effective job search campaigns. Prior experience includes recruiting and consulting with firms such as Korn/Ferry International, Lee Hecht Harrison, Right Management Consultants, and Spherion. He has provided recruitment, talent management, and organizational development services for companies in a large number of service and manufacturing industries; and he has provided career consulting to individuals in all functions and all levels of organizations. Brad holds certifications in the human resources, career consulting, and lit...

Maureen A. Clark, M. Ed, SPHR-CA Three Sixty HR, Inc.

Menlo Park, California
Employment, Management - HR, human resources, employment, investigation, policies, hiring, negligent, termination, wrongful, discrimination, harassment, retaliation
I have been consulting with organizations of all sizes and types for more than three decades. My deep understanding of employment issues and track record of developing practical, workable HR solutions makes me invaluable to our clients and a rich resource for counsel. Each aspect of my work informs and continually improves the others. As a consultant, I create HR infrastructure and provide day-to-day guidance to keep our clients running smoothly. When called to investigate a workplace dispute, I also assess what could have avoided the problem or resolved it at a much lower level. What I learn informs my consulting. Expert case consultation and testimony offer the most in-depth analysis of when and how a situation went wrong, as well as missed opportunities for setting it right. I am active in professional associations and have numerous HR certifications, as well as a CA private investigator's license. I have been retained many times to evaluate the adequacy of a workplace H...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

California
Psychology, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Industrial Medicine, S...

Marshall L Hennington, Ph.D. Hennington and Associates

Beverly Hills, California
Employment, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Employment, Harassment, Human Resources, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Workplace violence, Race, Personal injury, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Trial Consulting, Jury Consulting
Employment Law Expert, Expert Witness and Litigation Consultant Current President and CEO of Hennington and Associates Psychological Group, Inc. Offices: New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Sacramento University of California Berkeley and Columbia University Educated, Ph.D. Consulted in over 100 civil and criminal cases in 25 year career. Helped Plaintiff Lawyers obtain over 20 million dollars in Jury Verdicts in 2019. Helped Defense Lawyers obtain 10 Jury verdicts in 2019. Marshall L. Hennington, Ph.D. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of California Berkeley. Received his Educational Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York City, received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology with honors. Dr. Hennington has extensive experience administering psychological personality test and he has a thorough understanding of the EEOC labor employment related practices and proce...

Andrea Kelly Smethurst Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law P.C.

Walnut Creek, California
Employment, Investigation - Workplace Investigation, Independent Investigation, School Investigation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Bullying, Employment Policies/Practices, EEO, HR, Human Resources
Andrea is an attorney investigator who conducts independent investigations for public and private employers and educational institutions. She has conducted hundreds of investigations involving complex and varied allegations, employees at all levels, in all kinds of workplaces. Andrea also serves as an expert on investigations, training, and other employment-related matters. Andrea has served as an Equal Employment Opportunity Monitor and Decree Monitor for employers required to implement a monitoring program. As a monitor, Andrea has overseen employer compliance with harassment and discrimination training requirements, developed complaint procedure policies, and overseen employer response and investigation of employee complaints. Prior to forming her own firm, Andrea was an employment attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and Dillingham & Murphy. Andrea holds the Association of Workplace Investigator's Certificate, and received a certificate from AtIXa to conduct Title I...

Brian H Kleiner, PhD Brian H. Kleiner, Ph.D.

FULLERTON, California
Employment, Safety - ADA, Compensation, Discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, Harassment, Hiring, Human Resources Management, Investigation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management at a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA. He has over 40 years of human resource management experience and has served as a human resource management expert witness in over 1,000 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company and has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients. He has trained thousands of managers and taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS TV. Dr. Kleiner has over 500 publications and has given trial or arbitration testimony over 80 times. He has been favorably featured in Employment Law Verdicts and Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Dr. Kleiner has received many honors, awards, and commendations as a result of his numerous achievements. Additional employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provi...

James W. Potts, JD Potts & Associates, Inc.

Pasadena, California
Legal, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Human Resources, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination, Violence in the Workplace, Age, Wage & Hour, Active Shooter Training, Hiring & Firing, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, workplace investigations
Jim, as CEO of Potts & Associates, has been in the business for over 42 years assisting and representing employers in all aspects of human resources. Jim holds 2 degrees, a B.A. and a J.D.. Jim was a Master teacher for the University of Phoenix for 13 years and taught a number of subjects on the graduate and undergraduate levels including Employment Law, Legal Aspects of Supervision, Ethics, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Jim is also a Certified Mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and was formerly a certified Terrorist Investigator with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Jim retired as a Captain. Jim also writes a Blog for employers every Monday for the last 11 years called "Listen Up" (www.pottsandassociates.com). Jim is also a published author of 4 books. Jim published his first book In July 2008 (Right to Counsel) and a second one in November 2013 entitled “Walking on Eggshells, Managing Minorities in the Workp...

Dr. Jessica Rowe Dr. Jess' Mind Care Center

FOLSOM, California
Forensic Psychology, Employment - PTSD, depression, anxiety, retaliation, employment, discrimination, treatment, termination, labor, sexual harassment, whistleblower, ADA, FMLA, FEHA, constructive, workplace, age, wages, labor relations, workers rights, employee, best expert, EEOC, hostile, unlawful, workforce, bullying, race
Jessica Rowe, PsyD, is in private practice in Northern CA. Her practice is also known as Dr. Jess' Mind Care Center. She helps attorneys around CA with trial and deposition testimony preparation and participation. She conducts mental health treatment with attorneys' clients who need help with emotional distress and mental health injury. She conducts psychological examinations and forensic evaluations for employment and personal injury attorneys in CA. Further, Dr. Rowe conducts treatment with worker's compensation patients who have endured a psychiatric injury at work. She treats work comp patients who have experienced physical injuries that require psychological assistance. She works with a variety of mental health conditions, including, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, somatic complaints, chronic pain, and several other illnesses. She has treated individuals within state prisons and with many government entities. She has worked with individuals who have exper...

Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH Employment Practices Specialists

Pacifica, California
Employment - Workplace Investigations, Employment Discrimination, Harassment, ADA/FMLA, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Policies/Practices, Hiring/Termination
Allison specializes in delivering customized in-house employment law and human resources training programs to companies of all sizes serving a variety of industries. She conducts workplace investigations in the areas of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower claims, theft and other misconduct. Her expertise also includes delivering one-on-one sensitivity training to executives, managers and employees concerning harassment, discrimination, and disciplinary and/or behavioral issues, providing expert witness assistance, creating policies and procedures as well as and other HR consulting. Allison is a nationally recognized and sought after speaker around the country on workplace investigations, employment law and human resources related topics. Allison West is a member of the State Bar of California and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM-SCP certification. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and San Francisco Bar Associat...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Denver, Colorado
Psychology, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Industrial Medicine, S...

Mary Adams, JD The Employee Relations Group

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Investigation, Employment - Certified EEOC Investigator and HR Generalist expert. Including: compensation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, background checks, classifications, retaliation, harassment, benefits, handbooks, worker’s compensation, timekeeping, severance, overtime, payroll, auditing , risk assessments
Mary is an expert investigator who conducts independent investigations for private and non-profit businesses. She has conducted hundreds of investigations involving complex workplace allegations in fortune 500, medium, small and startup companies. Mary is an Expert Witness, HR Consultant, Employment Law Expert, Certified EEOC Investigator Expert and Supreme Court Mediator. Mary has served as Mediator, to mitigate, for employer’s Equal Opportunity Commission and Title XI Claims. She is an expert in compliance of overseeing employer compliance with harassment and discrimination requirement through training, development of compliant policies and procedures and oversee employer responses and investigation of employee complaints. Mary has a Juris Doctorate degree. Prior to forming her own consulting firm, Mary worked in management level Human Resources roles, primarily in the technology industry for large and pre-ipo companies. SUMMARY OF CV – HUMAN RESOURCES AND BUSINESS ACUMEN TO B...

Julie A. Moore, JD Employment Practices Group

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Investigation, Legal - workplace investigation, independent investigation, internal investigation, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, EEO, human resources, HR, employment practices, termination, performance management, layoff, disability accommodation, hiring, firing
Julie founded EPG, a legal and Human Resources consulting firm, in 1998. As an attorney, she is admitted to practice law in MA and NH, and she has HR certifications as SPHR and SHRM-SCP. She is a frequent author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer on workplace issues. Recent Professional Highlights: • Elected Fellow to College of Labor and Employment Attorneys • Elected to be a Board Member and Annual Conference Chair for the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), 2013-2015 • Member of AWI’s 2020 Guiding Principles Task Force • New England and MA Super Lawyer each year from 2010 to 2020. • Named Top Women Attorneys in MA, as published in Boston Magazine, from 2016 to 2020 • Certified trainer by the MCAD on harassment prevention and conducting investigations • Received certificates from T9 and ATIXA training seminars • Vice Chair of the HR Board for the Town of Wellesley, 2014 to present. • Elected to be 2010-2011 Chair of the NHBA Labor & Employment Section • Faculty memb...

Trent T Pettigrew, MSM Pettigrew Consulting Solutions LLC

Yukon, Oklahoma
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - K9 use, Criminal/Drug Interdiction, Search and Seizure, Pursuits, Lie Detection, Police policy and procedures, Racial Profiling, Retaliation, Interview and Interrogation, Fail to Promote, Traffic Stops, Discrimination
I am currently employed as a State Trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, holding the earned rank of Captain/Troop Commander. I hold degrees in both Criminal Justice and Business, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Management. I am also an expert in Criminal/Drug Interdiction, K-9 use, Search and Seizure, Racial Profiling, Body Language/Statement Analysis, Police Policy and Procedures and pursuits. I also have extensive experience with police employer retaliation, discrimination and failure to promote issues . I am an Adjunct Instructor in the Oklahoma City metro area – Instructing courses in Organizational Behavior, Organizational Leadership, Criminal Justice and Ethics.

Aaron T. Olson, M.Ed. A.T. Olson Consulting, L.L.C.

Beavercreek, Oregon
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police Procedures, Police Policies, Police Investigations, Police Arrests, Police Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, Police Pursuits, HR Practices, Workforce Investigations, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Retention, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation
*U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) *Published co-writer of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 7th Edition by Pearson *Published co-writer of Multicultural and Diversity Strategies for the Fire Service by Pearson *Retired Oregon State Police Sergeant with 26 years of police service *Former Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Instructor on Background Investigations, Internal Affairs Investigations and Report Writing *Former Local Government Personnel Institute HR Investigator: Investigated police chiefs, county commissioners, city council members, and employees *Current adjunct professor at Eastern State Oregon University, teaching Multiculturalism in Emergency Services *Current adjunct professor at Portland Community College teaching Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Professions and Civil Liabilit...