Welcome to the Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

Our Services

Fair. Timely. Thorough. Workplace Investigations and Training

Investigations

We are dedicated to providing fair, thorough, and timely impartial investigations of employment complaints in as expeditious and cost effective a manner as possible. Our investigations are conducted and supervised by experienced employment law attorneys who have decades of experience in this field.  We have been doing this for over 25 years and we are, as one grateful client said, “simply the best” at what we do.

 

 

Training, Coaching and Mediation

We provide training for attorneys and HR professionals on how to do an investigation; and training for managers and supervisors on how to recognize and respond to workplace harassment, discrimination, and bullying. We also provide diversity and bias training and we are available to do workplace assessments.

 

Expert Testimony

Over the last twenty years Amy Oppenheimer has provided expert testimony about preventing harassment and discrimination, and has testified numerous times in State and Federal courts on this topic.

 

Our Team

Amy Oppenheimer
Lisa A. Brewer
Alezah Trigueros
Zaneta Butscher Seidel
Ann Spivack

News and Events

 

AWI Honored Stephen Angelides for Years of Service

On August 23rd, the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) honored its founding Executive Director, Stephen Angelides, at a reception in Oakland. You can read more about what Amy had to say about Steve's years of service and contributions to AWI on our latest blog post.

 


 

Amy Conducts Berkeley Law Title IX Training

On August 14th and 18th, Amy gave the 1L students of Berkeley Law their orientation to Title IX, presenting to the incoming JD and LLM students on sexual harassment and sexual violence. You can read more about Amy's presentation on our latest blog post.

 


Welcome Zaneta!

The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer extends a warm welcome to the team's latest associate attorney, Zaneta Butscher Seidel. Zaneta conducts impartial investigations of employment complaints of alleged harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying, and other workplace misconduct. 


DFEH Releases Workplace Harassment Guide For California Employers

Today the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released a Workplace Harassment Guide. The new guide, available here, provides recommended practices for preventing and addressing workplace harassment. The guide was developed by DFEH’s California Sexual Harassment Task Force, of which Amy Oppenheimer is a member. It provides insight into employer responsibilities addressed in the new Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) regulations enacted in 2016.

The guide will be instrumental in providing employers with practical advice as to how to prevent and investigate workplace harassment and is one of the few such guides available to employers that has the imprimatur of a government agency. It will help employers comply with their obligation to take reasonable steps to prevent and correct workplace harassment.

As workplace investigators, our office is pleased to have such an important resource and proud that Amy contributed to this groundbreaking guide. Check out our blog for more on this.

 


Upcoming Appearances

Sept. 5 Labor & Employment Section of the State Bar - Webinar - Noon

On DFEH's new FAQ's regarding Employer response and investigations

Sept. 11-15 Association of Workplace Investigators 2017 Training Institutes for Workplace InvestigatorsAWI Institute Faculty*, Austin, TX

Oct. 5-7 AWI Annual Conference - Amy Oppenheimer will be speaking on the 6th

Dec. 4-8 CALPELRA's 42nd Annual Conference - Amy Oppenheimer will be speaking on Thursday 7th December from 3:30 -5:00 p.m. at the session:  Tough, Tougher, Toughest: Navigating Difficult Situations In Interviews in Bonsai Room, at the Portola Hotel & Spa

*For more info on AWI events, please check out their community calendar here.