JAY SHERMAN, ESQ.
Attorney at Law, California State Bar No. 78130
Mr. Sherman has been practicing law for over 25 years. He has been conducting workplace investigations since 1997 when he worked in-house for Kinko’s, Inc. as Employee Relations Manager. Subsequently, Mr. Sherman became Vice President of Human Resources for LifeCare Assurance Company where he headed its HR Department for over 12 years.
Since 2014 Mr. Sherman has been conducting workplace investigations for numerous clients in both the public and private sectors. His cases have involved a variety of allegations, ranging from sexual harassment to workplace violence to racial discrimination. He has also investigated a number of cases involving high-level executives who were accused of misconduct.
University of Phoenix Master's Degree, Organizational Management
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Juris Doctor
California State University, Long Beach B.A., cum laude, Sociology
Completed EEO Training for New Investigators presented by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
"Five Steps to Getting Truthful Information from Witnesses," Citations (Ventura County Bar Association Journal), July 2016
"Getting Witnesses to Reveal All They Know," AWI Journal, January 2016
"Workplace Harassment: Guarding Against Unfair Treatment," Santa Barbara Paralegal Association Annual Conference, September 2017
"Investigating and Addressing Employee Complaints," Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council, September 2017
"Reaching Decisions in Sexual Harassment Investigations," Santa Barbara County Bar Association, October 2016
"Investigating and Addressing Employee Complaints," Santa Barbara Employer Advisory Council, September 2016
"Using Deep Listening Skills to Improve Credibility Assessment," AWI Annual Conference, October 2015
Mr. Sherman has taught Employment Law in the HR Certificate Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara Extension. He has also presented workplace investigation programs to the Chanel Islands Public Management Association for Human Resources (CIPMA-HR) and the Ventura and Santa Barbara Employer Assistance Councils.