Gjording Fouser lawyers consult on employment issues, provide training to human resources professionals and other personnel, conduct workplace investigations, and serve as lead trial counsel.
Gjording Fouser lawyers are available to consult on a variety of employment law issues, including:
Gjording Fouser provides training for our clients’ human resources professionals and other personnel. Many human resources professionals perform duties that require a working knowledge of labor and employment law. While this role does not require a law degree, it does require enough legal knowledge to know when to take action, what is permissible and not permissible, and when to call legal counsel. We can also provide individual training for employees who have been accused of inappropriate behavior in the workplace and help them understand appropriate boundaries and appropriate workplace behavior.
The trainings offered by Gjording Fouser lawyers are unique because they are tailored to the needs of the company. Our trainings include: in-person training sessions, practical application of the material to situations arising in the workplace, take home activities that require the learner to work through problems involving the material, testing for retention and application, and online follow-up. Below is a select list of trainings provided by Gjording Fouser.
Our lawyers have conducted more than 100 workplace investigations on behalf of employers in a variety of industries and workplace settings, including: automobile, education, health care, law enforcement, manufacturing, non-profit, public agencies, religious, restaurant, technology and utility. Our investigations have included all types of harassment and discrimination complaints, workplace misconduct, theft, violence, and other types of workplace issues that require an unbiased, outside investigation. One of our lawyers, Bobbi Dominick, co-authored the national publication Investigating Harassment and Discrimination Complaints: A Practical Guide, and is currently working on another definitive publication on this topic. Bobbi also served on the team of investigators in the largest harassment and discrimination investigation conducted in the state of Washington.
Our lawyers serve as lead trial counsel defending claims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, disability accommodation, wage and hour violations, and unfair labor practices for businesses and governmental entities. After reviewing our firm’s casework over the past 12 months and conducting extensive interviews with our clients and other Idaho litigators, Benchmark Litigation named our firm the “2016 Idaho Litigation Firm of the Year.”
We can also assist lawyers by providing expert witness services for trial in cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. We can improve the effectiveness of your case – plaintiff or defense – by suggesting strategies, investigating and uncovering issues, and offering expert testimony on effective practices, investigation techniques or appropriate responses to workplace situations. One of our lawyers, Bobbi Dominick, has the wide range of experience needed by an expert witness – lawyer, human resources professional, university professor, and published author – along with the technical knowledge of both the law and its application to real life.