Spencer Phillips represents and counsels clients in employment law matters, including:
- Sex, age, national origin, race, disability, and pregnancy discrimination and harassment
- Employment policies and handbooks
- Hiring, discipline and termination of employees
Spencer also counsels employers in day-to-day employment relations issues and compliance with all state and federal employment laws such as:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Spencer was the employment counsel for a national telecommunications provider with over 5,000 employees. In 2008, Spencer was appointed by the governor of New York to serve as an administrative law judge for the New York State Division of Human Rights. In this capacity, he presided over more than 150 public hearings and mediated more than 200 cases of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
In 2003, Spencer was awarded a two-year fellowship serving the legal needs of the deaf community in upstate New York. Upon completion of the fellowship, he practiced employment litigation with a large private firm for three years.
Spencer was an adjunct professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which is one of the nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology. He taught courses in civil rights and American legal history.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Labor and Employment Law Section - New York State Bar Association
- Member, Association of Corporate Counsel
- Member, ADA Advisory Committee - New York State Unified Court System, 2005-present
- Member, DEAFund: Deaf Equal Access Fund - Monroe County Bar Association, 2005-present
- Member, Professional Advisory Committee - Hearing Loss Association of America, 2005-2008
- Member, Board of Directors - Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims, 2004-2006
- Member, Deaf Health Task Force - University of Rochester School of Medicine, 2003-2004
- Named, Empire State Counsel - New York State Bar Association, 2006-2007
- Recipient, William Rodman Peabody Pro Bono Award, 2006-2007