Course DescriptionThe decision whether to use an expert and what type of expert to use during employment discrimination litigation can mean the difference between win and lose. In the program, attorney Amy Oppenheimer walks viewers through the issues involved in using expert witnesses in these types of cases, and provides a number of real life case examples from her experience as an employee discrimination expert witness. Topics covered include: types of discrimination complaints; the jury's perspective; the admissibility of expert testimony; what an expert can testify about; and more.
Meet the Lecturer(s)
Amy Oppenheimer is an attorney and retired Administrative Law Judge with over thirty years of experience working in the field of employment law, emphasizing preventing and responding to workplace harassment and discrimination. Ms. Oppenheimer has trained lawyers, human resource professionals, employees, and employers throughout the country in preventing and investigating workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation, implicit bias and diversity in the workplace. She is the founder and president of the board of AWI - Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc. and is an advisor to the executive committee of the labor and employment section of the California State Bar. She was a member of the executive committee from 2008 – 2011. Ms. Oppenheimer is the author of one of the only practical guides to performing workplace investigations: Investigating Workplace Harassment, How to be Fair, Thorough and Legal, published in 2003 by Society of Human Resource Practice (SHRM). She is a trial qualified expert on the issue of employment practices in preventing, responding to and investigating workplace harassment or discrimination. She is a frequent speaker at legal and HR conferences on topics such as performing investigations, interviewing techniques, implicit bias and the preventing workplace harassment. Ms. Oppenheimer has sat as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association and as an arbitrator for the International Commission on Holocaust era Insurance Claims.