Does your Company need an employment law attorney with unparalleled experience for trainings, workplace investigations, or defending against employee complaints?
Mr. Phillips has the experience you need. More than 1,000 cases. 48 states. Former judge. Case closed. Contact Mr. Phillips today and put his knowledge and experience to work for your Company.
Spencer Phillips specializes in handling employment law matters brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs). He investigates charge allegations, identifies and evaluates pertinent documents, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. Then he defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information.
In addition, Mr. Phillips engages in strategic settlement discussions, either through formal mediation processes or informal discussions with mediators, investigators or counsel. Where appropriate, he prepares witnesses for fact-finding conferences and represents clients during on-site agency investigations.
Mr. Phillips also has extensive experience training and counseling employers in day-to-day employment relations issues and compliance with all state and federal employment laws, including but not limited to:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Before starting Employer-Lawyer, PLLC, Mr. Phillips was a Senior Attorney with Littler Mendelson, P.C., the largest employment law firm in the world. Before teaming up with Littler, he was in-house employment counsel for a national telecommunications provider with over 5,000 employees.
In 2008, Mr. Phillips was appointed by the governor of New York to serve as an administrative law judge for the New York State Division of Human Rights. In this capacity, he presided over more than 150 public hearings and mediated more than 200 cases of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
In 2003, Spencer was awarded a two-year fellowship serving the legal needs of the deaf community in upstate New York. Upon completion of the fellowship, he practiced employment litigation with a large private firm in New York for three years. He also served as an adjunct professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where he taught courses in civil rights and American legal history.
Spencer has also given back to his community through volunteer service, serving as a Board Member for the American Fork Chamber of Commerce, the Human Resource Association of Central Utah, and the Dyslexia Center of Utah. He is the president of the Winner's Circle Chapter of Business Networking International, and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Utah Anti-discrimination and Labor Division and the Utah Labor Commission.
Mr. Phillips earned his law degree from Brigham Young University. When he is not practicing law, you can find him spending time with his family, preferably at the beach.