Employer Practices Expert

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Employee Relations
  • Older Workers Management, Policy and Practices
  • Romance at Work
  • Workforce Diversity
  • Employer’s Investigations
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Interactive Process
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Negligent Referral
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Human Resources Management Practices
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures

Increasingly, the parties in employment litigation in federal and state courts are retaining experts in employment practices to assist the judge and jury in understanding applicable standards for evaluating an employer’s responsibilities and actions. Employment practices experts review the record of evidence developed by the attorneys during the discovery period of the litigation, assess the employer’s conduct, and provide their expert report reflecting their opinions. The expert may be deposed during the discovery period of the litigation and, ultimately, may also be called upon to provide expert witness testimony if there is a trial of the case.

Ms. Weinstein has been retained in employment litigation where an expert opinion of the employer’s practices is desired. She has provided expert reports and deposition testimony in employment-related disputes in federal and state courts. Her reports and testimony have repeatedly been deemed important factors in motivating the parties to engage in a negotiated resolution thereby avoiding the risk and expense of a trial of the matter. She has provided her opinion concerning the employer’s fulfillment of its obligations to exercise reasonable care in such areas as workplace harassment, violence in the workplace, supervisor retention and the conduct of the employer’s investigation into alleged wrongdoing and misconduct. She also has been retained as an expert with respect to unlawful discrimination, harassment and the reasonable accommodations and interactive process provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Through her many years of experience as a practicing investigator, advisor to employers, consultant, and litigator on employment matters; presenter and educator on work-related issues to fellow attorneys, business owners, management, human resources professionals and the public; developer of the firm’s SmartMoves® training program, writer and commentator on contemporary issues in American workplace; and employment law instructor for nearly 15 years at a The Wharton Business School’s Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics; Deborah Weinstein has demonstrated that she is an expert in the subject of employment practices.   

Her current practice is a cutting-edge approach to employment law and workplace issues combining both a traditional legal practice and an innovative consulting and training firm.

Ms. Weinstein has earned the AV® Preeminent 5.0 rating (5.0 out of 5.0) in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory putting her among the top 5% of women attorneys practicing in all areas of the law nationwide.  

A version of Deborah Weinstein’s Curriculum Vitae is available here [PDF].

For more information about our employer practice expert services, please contact Deborah Weinstein at dweinstein@weinsteinfirm.com.

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