Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Address: 1001 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1205
Portland, OR 97204
University: Gonzaga University, B.A., cum laude, 1988, Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1993
Admitted: 1999, U.S. Supreme Court; 1993, Oregon; 1996, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Biography: Heidi Guettler is Of Counsel in the Portland, Oregon, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She focuses much of her practice on all areas of discrimination defense issues.Ms. Guettler commonly appears in court defending claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, workers compensation discrimination, public accommodation, race discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and family and medical leave discrimination.In addition to discrimination defense, Ms. Guettler also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employment contracts and employee handbooks and policies. She conducts employee training seminars, harassment investigations, and frequently speaks on employment-related topics.Ms. Guettler was the lead associate attorney before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1999 case of Albertsons v. Kirkingburg, a decision interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act in favor of employers.Ms. Guettler has extensive appellate experience, appearing before the Oregon Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. She was a Judicial Clerk to Justice Edward N. Fadley, Oregon Supreme Court from 1993-1995. PublicationsJanuary 6, 2016 Oregon 'Ban the Box' Legislation Effective, Next is Even Tougher Portland Ordinance January 6, 2016Oregon law restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant's criminal background during the initial stages of the application process (i.e., before a job interview) went into effect on January 1, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, the City of Portland will take ban-the-box restrictions a few steps further, with its ownJuly 8, 2015 Oregon Governor Signs 'Ban the Box' Legislation July 8, 2015Legislation restricting employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal background during the initial stages of the application process has been signed into law by Governor Kate Brown on June 26, 2015. The “Ban the Box” law, H.B. 3025, will take effect on January 1, 2016.The legislation applies to all