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Employment Discrimination

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Jay M. Finkelman, PhD, ABPP has served as a senior manager, consultant and expert witness in employment, staffing and human resources management for over three decades. He has had hundreds of retentions and depositions and testified at trial, as an expert in employment practices, 70 times, equally for plaintiffs and defendants. He specializes in Human Resources, workplace investigations, staffing industry management practices, training, employment discrimination (gender, age, race, and disability), sexual harassment, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), Return to Work, compensation practices, executive compensation, wage & hours, independent contractor status, conflict of interest, negligent hiring/retention, wrongful termination, adverse impact, performance appraisal, psychometrics, statistical analysis, human factors and ergonomics.

He is Professor of Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Previously he was Professor and System-wide Director of Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Organizational Psychology Division. He authored over 125 publications, including four books.

Dr. Finkelman is an Industrial and Forensic Psychologist as well as a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from New York University and an M.B.A. in Industrial Psychology from the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business of The City College of The City University of New York (CUNY) and a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) from the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law.

Dr. Finkelman holds a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology and from the American Board of Forensic Psychology where he is also a fellow. He holds Specialty Board Certification in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant from the National Association of Personnel Consultants and a Certified Employment Specialist from the California Association of Personnel Consultants. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of California and in the State of New York and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Finkelman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association & the Consulting Psychology Division, and a member of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Engineering Psychology Divisions, the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, the Society of Human Resources Management, the Academy of Management.

Education & Licenses

PhD Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Cert Prof Ergonomist; Lic Psychologist; Diplomat; Fellow; Bd Cert in Forensic Psych. and in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology; Cert Personnel Consultant; Cert Employment Specialist.