October 14

Bertini joins American Arbitration Association

New York, NY/September 20, 2018-Lisa A. Bertini became an Arbitrator/member of the American Arbitration Association® (AAA®)-International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR®) arbitration panels. Ms. Bertini will continue with her very active employment practice at her firm, Bertini Law, P.C., in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ms. Bertini’s practice has been dedicated for the last 30 years to remedying workplace discrimination and to ensure that employees are treated in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. Ms. Bertini has served as Bar Council for the Virginia State Bar and is active in the Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association and is an Officer in the Virginia Bar Association Employment and Labor Section Council.

March 25

Andrea Ruege Represent VB Fire Fighters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Four Virginia Beach firefighters are suing the city over what they call a tainted promotion process.

The suit filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court is on behalf of David Scherrer, Richard Ivrving, Alexander Wazlak and Mark Bayly. The master firefighters were all looking to become captains.

The promotions process began in May 2017. All master firefighters wanting to become captain have to go through a rigorous test, which includes an exam and tactical evaluation. A list of most qualified candidates for promotion is compiled and the highest scores are promoted first.

Just after the process was through, information came to light that two candidates were given information on the tactical portion of the evaluation…

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January 6

Virginia Fellow Lisa Bertini quoted in The New York Times

The human resources department at my company (a nonprofit with about 100 employees) is extremely concerned with avoiding hiring factors that might get us into trouble legally. So obviously they don’t ask candidates about age, marital status and so forth. But they also do not look at a potential employee’s social media.

After an offer was made to a candidate for a management position, I was alerted to comments she made on social media that are offensive not only to me, but probably to many of our potential clients. Is there really a good reason to avoid checking social media during the hiring process? ANONYMOUS

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