Ms. Tiffen's practice focuses on advising and defending employers in employment related law and litigation. Her experience in this area embraces a broad range of matters, including the following:
Rendering extensive advice and consultation to employers on all aspects of employment, including hiring, discipline, investigation of unlawful harassment and other matters, termination, terms of employment, and review and drafting of employment policies, manuals and contracts.
Defending charges of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Arizona Civil Rights Division, as well as equivalent agencies in other states, including drafting employers' position statements.
- Handling a wide variety of employment related litigation, including cases involving claims of sexual harassment, disability discrimination, and other statutory discrimination, alleged breach of contract of employment, alleged wrongful discharge, fraud, defamation and other employment-related torts, claims for ERISA benefits, wage disputes, and restrictive covenants.
Defending unemployment compensation claims, including hearings before the appeals tribunal and preparation of appeals and responses to appeals.
Adjunct Professor at the Sandra Day O'conner College of Law of Arizona State University, teaching a course in Labor and Employment Law.
- American Bar Association
- Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Sections
- State Bar of Arizona
- Labor and Employment Section
- Adjunct Professor (Employment Law), Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (2008-present)
- Member, Executive Review Board, The Arizona Labor Letter (1993-2000)
- Faculty Labor and Employment Law, Keller Graduate School of Management (1993-1999)
- Served on Executive Review Board and was frequent contributor to, The Arizona Labor Letter
- Contributing author, Arizona Employment Law Handbook
- Served as a frequent speaker on employment-related issues at seminars for attorneys and businesses, including those sponsored by the National Education Council, the Arizona Employers' Council, the Arizona Labor Letter, and Personnel Law Update, and at meetings of business groups and other associations.