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.

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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.

Events & Webinars

Investigating and Resolving Harassment and Discrimination Complains in California: A Two-Part Webinar Series

Part 1: Best Practices for Conducting Internal Workplace Investigations

  • Date: 11/10/2021
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Cost: $50 *

*Approved for two hours MCLE; completion certificate provided for HR credit.

Panelists will review best practices, DFEH tools and resources, and highlight what the DFEH and employment counsel look for when reviewing internal investigations.
Includes role-play to highlight how to ensure the investigator is culturally competent, issue identification, and making findings and recommendations.


Part 2: Navigating the DFEH’s Complaint and Administrative Process

  • Date: 12/09/2021
  • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Cost: $25 *

*Approved for one hour MCLE; completion certificate provided for HR credit.

Panelists will discuss best practices for responding to administrative charges, including tips on drafting employer position statements, and using the DFEH’s dispute resolution and mediation process.

View flyer for a complete list of panelists.

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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.


Michael Hui
Attorney at Law
Littler Mendelson

Vice President

Kristine Beckley
Acting General Counsel
California Complete Count – Census 2020


Stefany Chadbon-Hooke
VP Human Resources
SafeAmerica Credit Union

Portrait of Shaye Schrick


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

Board Member

Kathryn Collins
Senior Director, Human Resources | Compass Group

Board Member

Megan Donaghey
Associate Attorney | Shaw Law Group

Board Member

Roberta Etcheverry
President | DMG: Diversified Management Group

Board Member

Julie Giammona
Of Counsel | Ferber Law

Margaret Grover portrait

Board Member

Margaret Grover
Mediator/Investigator | Grover Workplace Solutions

Board Member

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

portrait of Kanitra Lopez

Board Member

Kanitra Lopez
Legal Compliance Officer | Elk Grove Unified School District

Rhonda Nelson Headshot

Board Member

Rhonda L. Nelson
Shareholder, Employment Practice Group Chairperson | Severson & Werson

Board Member

Adam Pressman
Associate General Counsel | Bio-Rad Laboratories

portrait of Luz Elena Rodriguez

Board Member

Luz Elena Rodriguez
Director, Human Resources | Reiter Affiliated Companies

Board Member

Sara Skowronski
President, Principal Consultant | EOS Human Resources

Board Member

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

Board Member

Jennifer Teter
Director of People Operations | Philz Coffee

Board Member

Alezah Triguero
Associate Attorney | Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

Board Member

James Wu
Attorney, Of Counsel | Quarles & Brady LLP

Board Member

Susan Zeme
Attorney at Law | Susan Zeme Employment Law

Ex Officio

Kevin Kish
Director | Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Ex Officio

Selena Wong
Regional Administrator | Department of Fair Employment & Housing

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Get In Touch

For questions about NCERT,
please contact the current NCERT Secretary,
alezah trigueros at

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