Allison West is an employment attorney by background and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-SCP certifications. Expert witness for both plaintiff and defendant in areas of adequacy of workplace investigations and procedures, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful terminations, defamation, HR practices, policies and procedures, reasonable accommodation, performance appraisals and proper documentation. Nationally recognized, top-rated speaker on employment law related topics and investigations. Allison has trained over 20,000 managers, HR and others on employment law, standard management practices and investigation related topics. Allison has been an investigator for over 20 years. She has appeared on CBS This Morning and NPR discussing workplace harassment, has been quoted in O Magazine, New York Times and other media on issues related to harassment, discrimination, investigations and workplace practices.