The Employment Round Tables
How it all started
The Employment Round Tables were begun in 1983 in partnership with the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) then known as 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:
- Enhance communications between the Department and the public.
- Provide forums that promote education, advocacy and understanding of anti-discrimination laws and practices.
- 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 CRD activities.
- Counseling and other assistance to small employers
- Special projects in response to public educational needs.
- Technical advice and input to CRD on its procedures.
Events & Webinars
Fair Chance Hiring: What Employers Need to Know
A Northern California Employment Roundtable Presentation
- Rashida Harmon, Senior Counsel Education and Outreach, Civil Rights Department
- Erika Frank, Of Counsel, Shaw Law Group
- Conra Frazier, Assistant Vice Chancellor & EEO Director of Equity and Equal Protection, UC Santa Cruz
- Kanitra Lopez, Director of People and Experience at the Woman’s Foundation California
Highlights of this Live Webinar:
- Overview of Fair Chance Act
- Best Practices during hiring and recruitment phase
- Using and Equity Lens alongside legal guidelines in consideration of how and when a candidate’s criminal history is relevant in hiring decisions to eliminate bias
- Employee recourse and basis for employee complaints under the Fair Chance Act
- Date: 11/16/2022
- Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
- Cost: $20*
*Approved for 1.5 hour MCLE. Includes Elimination of Bias Credit
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.
Attorney at Law
Rhonda L. Nelson
Shareholder, Employment Practice Group
Chairperson – Severson & Werson
Vice President & Chief People & Places
SafeAmerica Credit Union
Partner, Employment Law
Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP
Assistant Chief Counsel | CalRecycle
Senior Director, Human Resources | Compass Group
Of Counsel | Shaw Law Group
President | DMG: Diversified Management Group
Assistant Vice Chancellor & EEO Director | UC Santa Cruz
Julie Ann Giammona
Of Counsel | Ferber Law
Mediator/Investigator | Grover Workplace Solutions
Employment Attorney & HR Advisor | Dillingham & Murphy, LLP
People and Culture Leader | Philz Coffee
Director of People and Experience | Women’s Foundation California
Attorney | Constangy Brooks Smith and Prophete
Professor & Dean’s Circle Scholar & Co-Director of the Work Law & Justice Program | USF
Andrea Kelly Smethurst
Attorney / Workplace Investigator | Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law, P.C.
Champion of People and Culture | Sack Properties
Managing Counsel, Employment Litigation | Tesla
Attorney at Law | Susan Zeme Employment Law
Director | California Civil Rights Department
Regional Administrator | California Civil Rights Department
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