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Debra Weiss Ford – Romance in the Workplace

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Show Topic:
We spend over 90,000 hours during our lifetime working so it is no surprise that 1/3 of U.S workers say they have been or are in a workplace romance.

We are of course dealing with primal human behavior. In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with employment attorney Debra Weiss Ford at Jackson Lewis P.C. Romance in the Workplace.

We discuss the legal issues dealing with consensual and nonconsensual relationships and why employers need have policies and processes in place to ensure respect in the workplace is a top priority.

About The Guest:

Debra Weiss Ford is office managing principal and litigation manager of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Debra also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Debra trains frequently in New England on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, wage and hour issues, proper documentation, leaves of absence, and Title IX compliance. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Debra was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. She is an approved federal and state mediator.