Unemployment Claims Specialist and HR Consultant
Debra Manitzas Trueman
Debra Manitzas TruemanManitzas Trueman Consulting Services, Inc.

With almost three decades of paralegal experience in Labor & Employment Law, Debra Manitzas Trueman has handled hundreds of unemployment claims on behalf of employer clients, and has a wealth of experience in HR-related functions, including preparation of employee handbooks and policy manuals, disciplinary write-ups and termination reports, handling workplace investigations and EEOC discrimination charges, documentation strategies and guidance in the effective implementation of disciplinary policies, compliance, supervisory training and harassment prevention training, and other HR-related functions.

Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services does not provide legal services and advice.

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Today’s workplace can be a minefield of potential pitfalls for employers.  Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services knows that from unemployment claims, to harassment complaints, to discrimination charges and wrongful termination lawsuits, employers must be vigilant in complying with employment discrimination statutes and in documenting employee misconduct if they hope to prevail in such cases.

Our goal is to improve your chances of preventing and/or prevailing in such claims, by being proactive in the implementation of your disciplinary policy and in assuring your compliance with applicable employment statutes.

Whether you want Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services to serve as your HR department, or as backup HR support, or to help train your current human resource employees, Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services can help!

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Why fight an unemployment claim? An employer’s claim rate is one factor in the determination of its annual tax rate, so even a modest increase can affect an employer’s bottom line.  Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services handles all aspects of unemployment claims for employers, including responding to initial claims, filing appeals, prepping witnesses and outlining testimony to be adduced at hearings, and acting as the employer’s representative at the appeal hearing before the Texas Workforce Commission.

Supervisory Compliance & Harassment Training

Employers can be held liable for supervisory misconduct, even if the employer did not know of the misconduct.  It is  imperative that supervisors and managers be aware of, and familiar with, the various employment discrimination statutes and of the company policies they are responsible for enforcing. Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services provides  compliance training for managers and supervisors,  including harassment prevention, in one-on-one or group settings.

Investigations and Discrimination Charges

Employers must take EEO complaints seriously and conduct thorough investigations.  Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services can handle your internal investigations of EEO complaints and respond to discrimination charges.

Employee Handbook and Policy Manuals

Every employer needs an Employee Handbook that sets out the company’s policies and procedures, including rules of conduct to refer back to when issuing discipline.  An acknowledgment of receipt of the Handbook, signed by the employee, is a must in refuting unemployment claims, discrimination charges, and wrongful termination lawsuits.  Agencies, courts and juries want proof that the employee knew of the rule or policy violated which led to termination.   Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services can prepare a Handbook and Policy Manual tailored to your business.

Disciplinary Write-ups and Termination Reports

An effective, consistently enforced disciplinary policy can save employers money in fending off claims, charges and lawsuits.  One of the biggest  mistakes an employer can make is not addressing and documenting infractions as they occur. Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services can help with all your documentation needs, including preparation of your disciplinary write-ups and termination reports and/or training your supervisory staff in the proper documentation of employee violations of policies and procedures.  Documentation can make the difference between winning and losing.

Other HR Services and Functions

​Have other HR issues and questions?  Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services is here to help!

Contact Manitzas Trueman Consulting Services to learn more or to schedule a consultation.