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.

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.

Upcoming Event

#MeToo at Two: Legal & Practical Changes in the Workplace

11/18/19 - NCERT Program Flyer - #MeToo
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Registration: 11:30 – 12:00pm
Program: 12:00 – 3:00pm

In October 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, exposing rampant sexual misconduct in the workplace. Fast forward two years: How has the movement impacted California employers? Join Kevin Kish, Director of the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, and our other panelists for a timely discussion on the legal and practical changes instigated by #MeToo and best practices to ensure a healthy and compliant workplace.

Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street, 5th floor Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

Eventbrite: $70.00 (lunch included)

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.


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

Vice President

Roberta Etcheverry
DMG: Diversified Management Group


Stefany Chadbon-Hooke
VP Human Resources
SafeAmerica Credit Union


Alezah Triguero
Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

Board Member

Kathryn Collins
Senior Director, Human Resources | Compass Group

Board Member

Julie Giammona
Of Counsel | Ferber Law

Board Member

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

Board Member

Maggie Grover
Attorney at Law | Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Board Member

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

Board Member

Michael Hui
Attorney at Law | Littler Mendelson

Ex Officio

Kevin Kish
Director | Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Board Member

Maxwell Norman
Senior Counsel, Global Employment Law | Sitecore

Board Member

Adam Pressman
Associate General Counsel | Bio-Rad Laboratories

Board Member

Shaye Schrick
Partner, Employment Law | Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP

Board Member

Sara Skowronski
President, Principal Consultant | EOS Human Resources

Board Member

Jill Sprague
Office of General Counsel | Alameda Contra Costa Transit District

Board Member

Barbara Trumbly
President | TruHR Business Consultants

Board Member

Billie Wenter
Of Counsel | Baker & McKenzie, LLP

Board Member

Erin Winters
Of Counsel | Pacific Employment Law, LLP

Board Member

James Wu
Attorney, Of Counsel | Quarles & Brady LLP

Board Member

Susan Zeme
Attorney at Law | Susan Zeme Employment Law

Ex Officio

Selena Wong
Regional Administrator | Department of Fair Employment & Housing

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,
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