2015 Awardee: Fair Chance Employment Team at Morgan Lewis

Corporate Courage Recognition

Corporate Courage Recognition honors corporate partners who, through the training they are offering employers, or their business plan and fair chance employment practices, are demonstrating the importance of removing barriers that prevent those with arrest/conviction records from attaining meaningful employment once they have paid their debt to society. These awardees recognize that communities and families are strengthened when untapped talent is utilized in positive ways that contribute to the overall well-being of society.

About the Recipients

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Eric Meckley is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Meckley focuses his practice on employment litigation in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before various state and federal administrative agencies. Mr. Meckley represents employers in a broad range of employment matters, including California and FLSA wage-and-hour class and collective actions; discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to provide reasonable accommodation and other employment-related claims; and non-competition/employee raiding/trade secret issues.

Emily Bieber is an associate in Morgan Lewis’s Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Bieber’s practice includes a broad variety of employment matters, including the representation of employers in employment discrimination class actions and multiplaintiff litigation; occupational safety and health matters; disability, sex, age, and race single-plaintiff discrimination claims; wrongful discharge claims; noncompete matters; and various other labor-related matters.

Sacha M. Steenhoek is an associate in Morgan Lewis’s Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Steenhoek represents private and public employers in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment litigation.

About their Pro Bono Service To LCCR

The Fair Chance Employment Team at Morgan Lewis has done tremendous work to ensure that people with arrest/conviction records are able to successfully re-enter the workforce. The team launched an informative training program for businesses on legal aspects of hiring people with arrest/conviction records, and is planning to continue the trainings throughout the spring of 2015. By providing opportunities for people who have barriers to employment and encouraging employers to follow the law in hiring practices, Morgan Lewis’ Fair Chance Employment Team is directly addressing the inequities of the criminal justice system and helping protect, promote, and advance civil rights for all.

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