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Brian H. Kleiner

Brian H. Kleiner PhD

Professor of Human Resource Management

at prestigious California university

551 Santa Barbara Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92835-2463
Phone: (714) 879-9705 Alternate: (714) 595-1891 Fax: (714) 879-5600 Email:


Evaluating workplace policies/practices concerning: discrimination/harassment prevention (training, interactive process, reasonable accommodation); investigations; corrective actions (discipline, termination); hiring; compensation/wage and hours/benefits; violence, OSHA; CFRA/FMLA, retaliation, RIFs.



Formal Education

BS, Business Administration, Drexel, 1969; MBA, Management, University of CA, Los Angeles, 1973; PhD, Management, University of CA, Los Angeles, 1977.

Registration and Licenses

Lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in both Business Management and Psychology.

Previous/Current Position

Human resources manager for Ford Motor Company; Consultant to over 100 organizations concerning how to improve human resource management policies and practices.


2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011, Received university research award for quality of articles published in the most recent five years. 2008, Favorably featured in Employment Law Verdict Reports. 2007, Profiled in Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin. 2001, Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. 2000, Faculty Merit Award. 1998, Creative and Scholarly Activity Award. 1997 and 1996 Performance Award. 1996, "Teacher Scholar" Award. 1995-96, Taught first graduate courses on managing human resources and human behavior in organizations ever to be publicly televised. 1993, Nominee for Bradford Outstanding Educator in United States Award. 1992, Finalist for Outstanding Faculty Award, SBAE. 1986-90, Meritorious Performance Award. Selected for Marquis' Who's Who in Business Higher Education, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in California, and Who's Who in the World.

Prof. Affiliations

Society For Human Resource Management; Society For Nonprofits.


Over 500 including "When it's time to say good-by: How to discharge workers without legal hassles," and "Workplace reduction guidelines," which was reproduced in a college textbook titled "Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Management," published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Also, "Designing Effective Performance Appraisal Systems," one of the most downloaded articles of all time with over 12,500 downloads.

Prior Expert

Have given trial/arbitration testimony over 80 times for plaintiffs and defense. Have testified in numerous California federal and state courts.