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In 2000, after practicing employment law at a San Francisco labor and employment boutique, Ms. West started Employment Practices Specialists where she uses her legal skills coupled with sound human resources practices to provide companies with proactive risk management solutions for preventing and resolving employment claims.
Ms. West specializes in conducting workplace investigations for employers of all sizes and industries, on a variety of topics, including harassment, discrimination, theft, violence, disability and whistleblower issues. She also also delivers interactive investigation, HR and management training, provides one-on-one sensitivity training to executives and managers concerning harassment, discrimination, and disciplinary or behavioral issues, HR consulting and provides expert witness assistance.
Ms. West is a frequent top rated speaker on employment law and HR topics at national and local HR and industry conferences such as the SHRM Annual Conference and SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference. She is a Charter Member, Sustaining Member and Board Member of the Association of Workplace Investigators. Ms. West is a frequent author and blogger on employment law and investigation topics. She is a member of the State Bar of California, International Association of Interviewers and ASIS Technical Committee Member - Managing the Investigative Process – Guidance on Conducting Investigations. Ms. West is licensed to practice law in California and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.