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					HR ON TRIAL - The Legal
 Preparation of the HR
     Professional as
   Litigation Witness


                     March 6th, 2008
ABC Corporation Headquarters – a mid-sized NJ company




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        The Cast:
Sherrill Curtis - Playing the role of Rachel Greene
           Rachel is an HR Manager
           She has been with the Company for 10 years
           She is going through a painful divorce proceeding



Charlotte Anderson – Playing role of Lisa Rowe
           Lisa is an HR Manager
           Lisa is fairly new to the Company
           Lisa has a big surprise waiting for her today


Rob Kleeger - Playing the role of Tyler Durden
           Tyler is the VP of HR
           Well respected Company man for 17 years
           A sterling career – started at the bottom; worked his way up
           Rachel’s supervisor and mentor for 10 years
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       The Cast:
David Lichtenberg – Playing the role of Defense Counsel

Defense counsel defends the deposition of Lisa - the HR Professional in a simulated
employment discrimination litigation.

Defense counsel defends the cross-examination of Lisa at a mock trial and attempts to
limit the catastrophic effects that the mishandled investigation will have on ABC Corp.



Kirsten Branigan – Playing the role of Plaintiff Counsel

Plaintiff’s counsel takes the deposition of Lisa - the HR Professional, in a
simulated employment discrimination litigation, and exposes the weaknesses
of her investigation.

Plaintiff’s counsel cross-examines Lisa at a mock trial and hones in on the
exposure that ABC Corp. will have because of her mishandling of the
investigation.


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All Members of HR Department




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 ACT I – Scene I


The Complaint




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Lisa’s Office




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      ACT I – Scene II

Confronting the Harasser




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Mr. Durden ’s office




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          Act II –Scene I

“The Formal Interview” between Rachel Greene and
                    Lisa Howe




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          Act II –Scene II
“The Formal Interview” between Tyler Durden and
                    Lisa Howe




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     Act II –Scene III

“The Investigation Results”




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The Deposition




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The Trial – Lisa Howe takes the stand




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          Tyler Durden…
… is a bartender at a resort called Hedonism
located in Negril, Jamaica.




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            Rachel Green…
...can now be found relaxing at any one of her 3 favorite
exotic investment properties purchased following her
suit. Presently, Rachel is a highly paid guest speaker for HR
Audiences on Sexual Harassment Investigations.




The only “performance appraisal” she now pays attention
too are those on her real estate investments!         16
            Lisa Rowe…
…was recently appointed Director of Safety
Inspections for OSHA in the East coast
region.



She was recently quoted as saying
'investigations are the core of her business; she
has learned a lot in her career and is eager to
share her knowledge in service to the public."
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 Thank you for your attention
David Lichtenberg, Esq -- “Defense Counsel”
    Jackson Lewis, LLP
Tel: (973) 538-6890

Kirsten Branigan, Esq – “Plaintiff’s Counsel”
    Law Office of Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, P.C.
Tel: (973) 661-3344

Sherrill A. Curtis, SPHR – “Rachel Greene”
    Curtis Consulting Group, LLC
Tel: 201-674-7718

Charlotte H. Anderson, SPHR – “Lisa Rowe”
    Amethyst and Iris Organizational Talent & Development
Tel: 908-227-5217

Rob Kleeger – Director – “Tyler Durden ”
   The Intelligence Group, LLC
Tel: 908-901-0112
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