While OIG does not offer traditional litigation services, we do provide expert testimony in litigation. This is particularly important in cases where a central issue is whether the employer took reasonable steps to prevent and respond to workplace harassment and discrimination. At times, the investigation of a complaint is central to the litigation and in those cases, we can provide valuable expertise.
Our attorneys can testify as to whether an investigation has met the standard of care and/or whether other prevention is consistent or inconsistent with appropriate practice.
Amy Oppenheimer and Vida Thomas have qualified as an expert witness in state and federal courts in California and throughout the country for both the plaintiff and the defense. We have testified in cases involving allegations of sexual harassment, racial harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing and other types of harassment and discrimination.
Links to cases that Amy Oppenheimer has been involved in are here:
- Pauline VELEZ, Plaintiff, v. James G. ROCHE, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Air Force, Defendant
- Gina Cave, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
- Cathy Jean Coates and MADELINE DURAN, Plaintiffs-Appellees and Cross-Appellants, v. WAL-MART STORES, INC., d/b/a SAM’S CLUB