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, Business Operations, Employment, Forensic Psychology, Investigation, Legal, Management, Psychology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Safety, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Laura Ingegneri, SPHR, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP

HR ExecPro, LLC

Mesa, Arizona
Employment, Management - Hiring, Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Workplace Investigations, Progressive Discipline, Terminations, Public Sector Human Resources, Complex Human Resource Issues, Human Resources Policies, Human Resources Practices, Recruitment and Selection, Employee Handbooks
Laura Ingegneri has over 30 years of experience in HR. During those 30+ years, she gained extensive knowledge in hiring practices, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace investigations, progressive discipline, terminations, performance management, and employee-related policies, procedures and handbooks. She has completed numerous sexual discrimination and harassment investigations and has extensive experience reviewing, analyzing, and providing recommendations to management relating to sexual discrimination and harassment allegations and investigations. Laura has three HR certifications: Senior Professional in HR (SPHR), International Public Management Association for Human Resources' Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP), and Society for Human Resource Management's Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). These certifications require successful completion of exams and continuing recertification. Laura also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administratio...

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 Psychological Group, Inc.

Beverly Hills, California
Employment, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Work Place Discrimination, Harassment, Human Resources Policies & Procedures, Wrongful Termination, Constructive Discharge, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, Racial-Gender & Age Bias, Workplace violence, Personal & Psychological Injury, Expert Declarations - Expert Reports & Trial Testimony.
Employment Law Independent Expert Witness Employment Law Expert 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. Highly Skilled Organizational Psychologist that conducts research to identify solutions to problems that improve the well-being and performance of organizations and their employees. Helped Plaintiff Lawyers and Defense Lawyers prevail at Trial. 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 a thorough understanding ...

Jacquie Hughes

San Diego, California
Employment, Business Operations - Human Resources, CA Law, Harassment, Termination, Retaliation, Conflict, Resolution, Leave of Absence, ADA, FMLA, CFRA, Dispute, Hiring Practices, Salary and Compensation, Benefits, Discrimination, Training, Development, Organizational Structure, Management.
SPHR, SHRM - SCP Certification, Over 20 years focused Human Resources experience and training, in both Corporate and Creative cultures with proven results and measurable success. Working with executive teams to fulfill company cores, values and visions. Experience in CA and National Compliance. Board and advisory member in HR Community. Currently in a VPHR role. Strong experience, education and expertise in California HR Compliance and Benefits, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Organizational Development, Efficiencies Improvements, Recruiting and Retention, Employee Relations - Conflict & Resolution, Benefits Development & Administration, Compensation Strategies, Navigating FMLA, CFRA, PDL, LOA, ADA, EEO, OSHA and Worker’s Compensation. 25 Years Accomplished Accounting, Budgeting, Business, Payroll Processing and Management, Superior knowledge of HRIS and accounting systems, Administrative software and graphic design programs. In addition, a lifetime of learning, creat...

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
Employment, Legal - Human Resources, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination, Violence in the Workplace, Age, Wage & Hour, Active Shooter Training, Hiring & Firing, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Workplace Violence, Automobile Dealerships, Bullying, Disability Discrimination, EEOC,
I have been an expert witness over the past 21 years. The issues have included, but were not limited to, sexual harassment, harassment in violation of Title VII, the Fair Employment & Housing Act, and sexual orientation, negligence, negligent hiring, negligent retention, background investigations & verification of employment, workplace investigations, human resources responsibilities, and documentation and the working environment of automobile dealers, Representation before the: California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board The Department of Labor Standards Enforcement The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The California Civil Rights Department Jim holds 2 degrees, a B.A. and a J.D. Jim was a Master Teacher at the University of Phoenix for 13 years. He taught several 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 Certif...

Dr. Jessica Rowe, PSYD

Expert Witness Legal Psychologist

Dr. Jess' Mind Care Center

FOLSOM, California
Forensic Psychology, Employment - Consultant, PTSD, depression, anxiety, retaliation, employment, discrimination, termination, harassment, peer reviewer, medical, workplace, labor, workers, abuse, employees, legal expert, unlawful, emotional distress, workforce, bullying, defendant, plaintiff, psychologist, military, civil, federal
Jessica Rowe, PsyD, is in private practice in Northern CA. Her practice is also known as Dr. Jess' Mind Care Center. She is involved in psychlegal practice and helps attorneys around the nation with trial and deposition testimony preparation and participation. She conducts psychological examinations, mental health assessments, and forensic evaluations for employment and personal injury attorneys. Dr. Rowe conducts peer review work for organizations. She works with a variety of mental health conditions as well, including, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, somatic complaints, and several other problems. She has treated individuals within state prisons and with government entities. And she evaluates veterans for disabilities and conducts fit for duty assessments etc. She always strives to be the best at her expertise. She is astute, a hard worker, confident, a great critical thinker, professional, and very personable. Don't hesitate to call if you have questions or...

Zaylore S. Stout, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC

Pasadena, California
Legal, Employment - Human Resources (HR), Workplace Investigation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Leave of Absence, ADA, FMLA, Wage & Hour, Discrimination, Sexual Orientation (LGBT), Gender Identity, EEOC, Title VII, Overtime, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Management Training
• Minnesota Licensed Attorney • 24+ Years Advising HR Professionals & Business Owners Nationally • National Workplace Investigator • Employment Law Independent Expert Witness • Employment Law Expert and Litigation Consultant Zaylore Stout founded his own employment law firm Zaylore Stout & Associates which is a certified minority (MBE), disabled (DOBE), and LGBTQ+ owned business enterprise (LGBTBE). For the entire time he has been practicing law he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He also has both in-house and private practice experience in both state and federal court. Zaylore has conducted 100+ workplace investigations involving complex and varied allegations involving employees at all levels within an organization. He’s also facilitated over 2,500 manager/supervisor training sessions, most of which focused on sexual harassment prevention. Zaylore has broad public and private sector experience, including public transportation/utilities, retail, medical, hotel &...

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, Employers Policies/Practices, Hiring/Termination, Sexual Harassment,
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, assessing the adequacy of workplace investigations, evaluating policies and procedures, conflict resolution. 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 SHRM-SCP certification (HR) and an AWI-CH certificate (AWI is the Association of Workplace Investigators, CH is a cer...

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

EXPERT WITNESS FROM TERG

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...

Angela K. Lawson, PhD

Experienced forensic psychology trauma expert.

Dr. Lawson Consulting, PLLC

Skokie, Illinois
Forensic Psychology, Reproductive Endocrinology - Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful death, Assault, Whistleblowing, Fertility Fraud, Infertility, Reproductive Medicine, IVF, Medical Malpractice, Retaliation, ObGyn, Trauma, PTSD, Transgender, LGBTQ+, Foreseeability, Depression, Anxiety, pregnancy loss, medical trauma, emotional damages
I am a former Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where I held appointments in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Psychiatry. I have received training in both clinical and forensic evaluation with specialized training in the forensic assessment of harassment, discrimination, assault, retaliation, reproductive/fertility clinic trauma, and other trauma litigants. For the last 20 years, I have specialized in the study of harassment, discrimination, assault, retaliation, reproductive medicine/ObGyn trauma, and other trauma experiences: their risk factors and organizational causes, their psychological and other consequences, the ways in which victims respond to these situations, and how organizations can prevent, discourage, and remedy these problems. I have published on these topics in peer-reviewed scientific journals in my field, have lectured numerous times on the topic, and my co-edited book on Trauma Informed Care in Reproductive Medicine...

Amelia Swanson, PhD

Health Psychology Associates of Illinois PLLC

Skokie, Illinois
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - PTSD, depression, anxiety, retaliation, employment, discrimination, termination, sexual harassment, medical malpractice, mental health, trauma, evaluation, fertility, embryo, IVF, sexual assault, wrongful death, whistleblower, foreseeability
Dr. Amelia Swanson is a forensic and licensed clinical psychologist who provides forensic evaluations, consultations to attorneys and expert testimony in civil cases, primarily in medical malpractice, sexual harassment, and wrongful death cases. Dr. Swanson also has a specialty in health psychology and impacts of trauma and has previously worked as faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts, Chan Medical School. She has experience working in many medical and mental health settings including fertility, primary care, OB/GYN, transplant, oncology, diabetes in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and been invited to speak at national conferences on the psychological aspects of coping with medical issues including fertility, trauma-informed care, and other topics. She is licensed in Illinois, Massachusetts and Iowa and is psypact certified to practice in 39 states (see website for current l...

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...

Randy M. Stedman, Esq.

Workplace Practices Group

Powell Butte, Oregon
Employment, Legal - Investigations, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Harassment, Recruiting, Compensation HR Policies & Practices, Handbooks, Negligent Hiring/Retention/Negligent Supervision, Severance, Title VII, Labor Relations, Negotiations, Employee Benefits, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, EEOC, AA
Randy Stedman is an expert witness, human resources and labor relations executive, labor and employment lawyer, and HR consultant. He has over 25 years of C-level human resources experience in large organizations with over 35 years total experience in all facets of human resources and labor relations. He adds value as labor and employment lawyer with both in-house and private practice experience. Randy has broad public and private sector experience, including public transportation, electric utilities, retail, business process outsourcing, professional services, financial services, and software and IT processing companies. He is known as a skilled strategist, exceptional negotiator, persuasive presenter, wise counselor, and a keen-eyed developer of talent. His Clifton Strengths Signature Themes are: Strategic, Analytical, Relator, Achiever, Command. Randy has appeared in dozens of civil and administrative trials, both as an expert and fact witness, and he has been deposed many ...

Sharon L Sellers, SHRM-SCP

SLS Consulting, LLC

Santee, South Carolina
Management, Employment - discrimination in employment, harassment, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, complaint investigations, employment investigations, Title VII, human resources, employee training, quid pro quo, hostile work environment
Business executive with over thirty years' experience in the human resources and management field, Subject matter expert in the areas of employee staffing, training, employment investigations, discrimination and harassment. Certified as a Senior HR Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP). Taught Human Resources courses and certification preparation courses for 12 years at Trident Technical College, Charleston SC. Experience conference Presenter and Author. Listed as a subject matter expert regarding harassment in the workplace in publications and media such as the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and National Public Radio "All Things Considered," Named South Carolina Human Resources Professional of the Year by the SC State Chamber of Commerce and SC SHRM State Council in 2016. Nominated by Governor Henry McMaster (SC) as a Commissioner on the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) representing the 6th District. She is currently Vice-Ch...