Attorney Jill Chasson

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In recognition of this important topic, the State Bar of Arizona hosted a continuing education program for its members to take a deeper look at domestic violence law across multiple practice areas in Arizona. As one of the panelists for the program, Coppersmith Brockelman’s Jill Chasson shared her expertise with respect to ways in which domestic violence can raise legal issues in the workplace. 

Jill’s presentation helped educate seminar attendees on injunctions against workplace harassment, employers’ obligations to provide a safe workplace, state and federal laws that can provide leave rights to domestic violence victims, and the impact that domestic violence can have on eligibility for unemployment benefits. Other panelists reviewed rules and procedures regarding protective order hearings and firearms prohibitions, the state’s Address Confidentiality Program (used to protect victims of domestic violence), and the legal and practical implications of domestic violence in family law, criminal, and immigration law matters. 

Well-versed in the many federal and state laws that govern the workplace, Jill regularly works with employers to develop key policies, resolve difficult personnel issues, and provide guidance regarding legal compliance and risk management. When disputes arise, she represents employers before administrative agencies, in arbitration proceedings, and court litigation regarding a variety of employment-related claims.