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Unlike other forms of litigation, employment discrimination cases are usually not document intensive. Depositions are the key method of obtaining information that can either make or break a case. This work is designed to be used by both plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel. Employment Discrimination Depositions explains the deposition process step by step, beginning with the decision of whether a person should be deposed and to the final step of actually questioning the witness. This work focuses on particular aspects of a deposition that are important for an employment discrimination lawsuit or that should be approached differently when employment discrimination is alleged in the complaint.
Effective deposition strategies and techniques are provided, as well as form outlines and questions that can be incorporated into the facts of a specific case. This work addresses key issues that should be explored during any deposition in an employment discrimination case. In addition, specific categories of discrimination claims, such as sexual harassment and race discrimination, which are analyzed in depth. Detailed questions are provided for both the plaintiffs' and the defendants' counsel that can be tailored to the facts of a specific discrimination case. The focus will be on the federal statutes that are applicable to employment discrimination cases, Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The materials provided also can be applied to cases which arise under state statutes. In addition, the strategies and analysis described herein will be applicable to claims filed with state or federal administrative agencies.
This book is a necessary and invaluable addition to any employment lawyer library.
Anthony J. Oncidi is a Partner with Proskauer Rose and Chair of the Labor and Employment Department in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Oncidi represents employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including litigation, preventive counseling, wrongful termination, employee discipline, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, union-related issues, wage and hour matters, executive employment contract disputes, employee handbooks and personnel policies, sexual harassment training and investigations, workplace violence, drug testing and privacy issues, confidential information, trade secret protection and collective bargaining. A substantial portion of Mr. Oncidi's practice involves the defense of employers in class action wage and hour suits, employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Oncidi also has particular experience in trade secret and unfair competition litigation and the defense of sexual harassment, discrimination, breach of contract and defamation lawsuits.
Mr. Oncidi has lectured to large groups of employers at numerous conferences and seminars, and he is a regular columnist on employment law issues for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Law Quarterly. He is a member of the Executive Committees of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Associations.