Mary Adams, JD Expert Witness

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  • Company: The Employee Relations Group
  • Phone: (954) 980-7874
  • Cell: (408) 646-9820
  • Website: http//www.terg.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Investigation and Employment

Specialty Focus:

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

Education:

Juris Doctorate, Silicon Valley School of Law

Years in Practice:

21

Additional Information

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 BUSINESSES IN ALL INDUSTRIES HUMAN RESOURCES RISK DETECTION and MITIGATION – Apply employee and labor relations expertise to successfully identify trends and challenges, predict and mitigate risk, and develop and execute solution-focused strategies and programs. FINANCIAL ACUMEN – Competent in understanding financial statements and the overall financial, preparing and managing P/L across businesses. CRISIS MANAGEMENT – Work on crisis-oriented issues under extreme time limitations while exercising excellent judgment and risk assessments. WORKPLACE INVESTIGATOR – Conduct interviews, determine liability and claim validation, prepare reports for resolutions and processes that may need revising and/or employee termination. PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Independently design, own, and lead successfully large-scale, projects. ANALYZE and INTERPRET DATA – Exercise strong analytical skills using data to develop persuasive narratives and recommendations. DELIVER INNOVATIVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS – Challenge current practices, industry status quo, and generate creative mechanisms that bring about large-scale solutions. DISCIPLINARY AND TERMINATION ACTIONS – Assist management in disciplinary action and termination communications. PROBLEM SOLVER – Work well in ambiguous situations. EXPERT WITNESS – In court and prepare expert reports for employment and labor relation cases. BUSINESS PROJECT MANAGER – On behalf of employer, three times singularly represented the company to close their business location for various reasons (e.g. my audit showed embezzlement, location not profitable, employer lost only contract supporting the location, etc.). Prepared close out letters, conducted termination meetings; and closed business accounts with all vendors, negotiated the Landlord Rental Agreement to the advantage of the client.