The Employment Round Tables

Creating awareness of the problems of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment
DFEH Roundtable Page

The Employment Round Tables

How it all started

The Employment Round Tables were begun in 1983 in partnership with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The Employment Round Tables are composed of volunteers from businesses, public and private employers, and from labor organizations. Their purpose is to create an awareness of the problems of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment. The goal of the Employment Round Tables is to reduce discrimination and promote equal opportunity.

The objective of the Employment Round Tables are to:

  1. Enhance communications between the Department and the public.
  2. Provide forums that promote education, advocacy and understanding of anti-discrimination laws and practices.
  3. Initiate cooperative programs that preserve civil rights and expand equal opportunity in employment.

The Employment Round Tables provide:

  • Seminars and conferences on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment.
  • Information on DFEH activities.
  • Counseling and other assistance to small employers
  • Special projects in response to public educational needs.
  • Technical advice and input to DFEH on its procedures.

Recent Events

Friday, March 8th @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Website Accessibility & Workplace Disability Accommodation Issues

Join representatives from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and our other panelists for a lunchtime discussion o website accessibility and workplace accommodations issues, focusing on visual and hearing disabilities. The program will begin with an update from the DFEH.

About Us

NCERT Board Members

NCERT’s committed board of directors and board members help us deliver on our mission and vision. We are pleased to acknowledge and thank them for their continued support of the organization.


Stefany Chadbon-Hooke
VP Human Resources
SafeAmerica Credit Union

Acting President / Current Vice-President

Andrea Kelly Smethurst
Attorney / Workplace Investigator
Andre Kelly Smethurst Law, PC


Roberta Etcheverry
DMG: Diversified Management Group

Board Member

Kathryn Collins
Senior Director, Human Resources | Compass Group

Board Member

Irene Gonzales
Director of Human Resources | Fairn & Swanson, Inc.

Board Member

Carla Hartley
Employment Attorney & HR Advisor | Dillingham & Murphy, LLP

Ex Officio

Kevin Kish
Director | Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Board Member

Adam Pressman
Associate General Counsel | Bio-Rad

Board Member

Jill Sprague
Senior Employment & Benefits Counsel | CSAA Insurance Group

Board Member

Erin Winters
Of Counsel | Pacific Employment Law, LLP

Ex Officio

Selena Wong
Regional Administrator | Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Board Member

James Wu
Chair, California Labor & Employment | Quarles & Brady LLP

Our Commitment to Accessibility:

NCERT is committed to making our website content accessible and user friendly to everyone. If you are having difficulty viewing or navigating the content on this website, or notice any content, feature, or functionality that you believe is not fully accessible to people with disabilities, please contact our current Board Secretary at1-800-746-4364 ext. 6105, or email our team at, include “Disabled Access” in the subjects line, and provide a description of the specific feature you feel is not fully accessible or a suggestion for improvement. We take your feedback seriously and will consider it as we evaluate ways to accommodate all of our customers and our overall accessibility policies. Additionally, while we do not control such vendors, we strongly encourage vendors of third-party digital content to provide content that is accessible and user friendly.

Get In Touch

For questions about NCERT,
please contact the current NCERT Secretary,
Roberta Etcheverry at 1-800-746-4364 ext. 6105

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