Sarah Platt assists employers of all sizes with their “people issues”. Sarah works together with clients to provide proactive, practical counseling regarding hiring, discipline, and termination issues to avoid litigation and create a strong record to defend employment actions should litigation arise. She counsels clients on a daily basis through challenging accommodation and leave situations. She also works with clients to conduct and implement change arising from pay equity audits.
Sarah drafts and revises strong employment policies to comply with state and federal laws and guide employee conduct, drafts employment and severance agreements, and advises clients on proper classification of employees and compliance with wage and hour laws. When litigation arises, Sarah defends employers against discrimination and retaliation claims before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.
Sarah also often serves as an outside investigator and advises clients on responding to harassment and other internal complaints, including those arising at the highest level of an organization. She frequently provides training to clients relating to harassment, accommodations and leave management, FMLA compliance, pay equity and other legal requirements and best practices.