Addressing Employment Problems Proactively and Expertly

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Workplace complaints lead to decreased morale and productivity. Employers need investigators who can evaluate and analyze the problems quickly. A truly neutral investigator who can make parties and witnesses comfortable talking about the problems, assess credibility and make reasoned conclusions is critical in meeting the legal requirements for a thorough investigation. Equally importantly, it provides an employer with essential information and analysis that can be used to resolve problems, improve employee morale and improve the business bottom line.

Judith's experience allows employees and employers to trust her neutrality and her judgment. She is comfortable talking with people from all walks of life, from executives in the Boardroom to inmates in the California State Prisons- and they are comfortable talking to her. She is able to evaluate credibility and information and reach clear conclusions which allow employers to address workplace complaints.

In investigations in settings ranging from financial institutions to construction companies, she has been told "I am so happy you are here. It means the company is taking my complaint seriously." And at the end of the process, employers have thanked her for her thorough work that allowed them to understand and remedy any documented problems.

Expert Analysis and Testimony

Judith's experience representing plaintiffs, advising management and acting as a neutral gives her the ability to perform sophisticated analysis of issues such as employer responsibilities and actions in response to complaints, adequacy of training or investigations and appropriateness of discipline.

Employment Advising

Judith has provided a wide range of consulting services to a diverse group of clients. She develops employment policies and handbooks, conducts audits of compliance with Federal wage and hour laws, and provides on the spot human resources advice to large and small businesses. Her clients include start-ups, financial institutions, health care organizations and construction and real estate firms. The Federal District Court appointed her to oversee the settlement agreement for a class action discrimination case brought by women in the United States Forest Service. In that role, she evaluated and approved processes for handling discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints; training on prevention of sexual harassment; processes for investigation of employee complaints; and handling employee discipline.


As the Court-appointed neutral monitor for a federal consent decree, Judith was responsible for evaluating and approving training on prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination that was presented to hundreds of employees of the United States Forest Service. She has presented training on prevention of sexual harassment to employees at companies ranging from small start-ups to Chevron.

Representative Clients

  • United States Forest Service
  • Santa Clara County
  • Kaiser
  • Media/Publishing company
  • Private family business
  • Family owned construction firm
  • Publicly traded high technology company
  • Investment firm
  • Multi-office real estate firm
  • Local law enforcement department