April 10, 2019
Philadelphia – April 10, 2019 – Partner Joyce L. Collier of Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC recently shared tactical strategies to combat workplace discrimination, misconduct and allegations at the “One Wharton Week,” a week of thought-provoking events and lectures on diversity, identity and inclusion at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Collier co-presented with her sister, Lissa Goldenstein, a three-time CEO and successful business executive with more than 25 years of commercial experience. Their session, “Know Your Rights: Discrimination, Misconduct & Allegations in the Workplace,” addressed gender, racism and other bias in the workplace and legal and management approaches to resolutions. Collier and Goldenstein also discussed the roles of the accused, the accuser and the bystander. “Knowledge is the first step in overcoming bias and misconduct in the workplace,” said Collier. “In this era of #MeToo, it’s more important than ever to start the dialogue about how we can advocate for more inclusive practices for ourselves and others.” Collier is a partner in the firm’s Employment Law, Civil Rights and Complex Litigation practice groups. She has 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer in state and federal court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her passion is fighting for low-wage workers who have been denied the most basic workplace protections. Among her victories are the successful representation, along with attorney Gloria Allred, of some of the women who were harassed by Bill Cosby. She also represented the head of human resources of a large university who was terminated after eighteen years of loyal service, a cancer survivor who was the only employee terminated during a purported layoff, and a woman who was fired in violation of the FMLA while she was in treatment for alcoholism. One Wharton Week is organized by Return on Equality (ROE), a student-led coalition whose vision is to make Wharton a pioneering institution that deliberately equips students to be leaders and advocates of inclusive organizational practices. Founded 23 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC has grown into a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has three offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit gpffstaging.wpengine.com for more information.