Can You Use HR Experts in Employment Cases?

The Practical Litigator

In this Littler attorney-authored article, San Francsco's Theo Lee offers insight on the use of HR experts in employment cases. She says that, "Recently, parties in employment cases have offered the testimony of professors, consultants, or other individuals trained in management policies or human resources ("HR")." Lee notes that "The courts' reactions to these experts have varied. However, more often than not, these experts should be excluded..." Lee gives examples and explains the motives for excluding HR expert testimony.

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