Beth G. Joffe Esq.

Workplace Law, LLC
Joffe, Beth G.


Ms. Joffe has represented employers on a nationwide basis in myriad industries, ranging in size from Fortune 100/500 companies to small, privately-held entities and family-owned and operated businesses.  She has extensive experience in a wide  range of employment litigation matters in federal and state court, administrative forums and private arbitration.  In addition, Ms. Joffe has advised human resources professionals, management and in-house legal teams on a broad spectrum of day-to-day personnel matters, as well as long-term, strategic initiatives.  She also has over 10 years' experience  representing employers in EEOC-initiated lawsuits and broad-scale investigations. Ms. Joffe worked for many years at a large, national law firm, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, in its Chicago office; subsequently she worked at a regional firm in Seattle where she represented both employers and employees, and then in an in-house position as the Chief Human Resources officer and  Employment Counsel.  Currently, Ms. Joffe has her own firm, Workplace Law LLC, based in Seattle, which focuses on workplace investigations, legal advice and counsel, and workplace training.  She received her B.S. (high honors) from the Indiana University School of Business and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

 

Ms. Joffe is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 40-5th, Employment Discrimination Law.  This portfolio volume examines the various federal enactments containing prohibitions against employment discrimination. After summarizing these various laws and orders, the substantive principles applicable to race, sex, national origin, religion, disability and age discrimination are discussed. The rules, regulations and procedures involved in administrative investigation of discrimination matters are discussed next. The portfolio concludes with a discussion of the affirmative action requirements under Executive Order 11246 and federal laws relating to veterans and the disabled.