Nikki’s practice primarily focuses on conducting workplace investigations. She also acts as an expert witness in evaluating workplace investigations, advises clients on personnel matters, and leads trainings on investigation best practices and state and federal anti-discrimination, harassment and retaliation laws.
Nikki is regularly called upon to investigate high profile matters, such as complaints of harassment, retaliation and other misconduct alleged against elected officials, as well as charges of excessive use of force and other wrongdoing by law enforcement officers.
Nikki spent the first nine years of her legal career litigating employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases on behalf of employees. She spent the next ten years at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai, a law firm representing public sector and non-profit employers. At Renne Sloan, Nikki headed the firm’s investigations practice, regularly conducted training on anti-discrimination laws and provided advice to employers on a full range of personnel matters, with an emphasis on employer obligations under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.
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