Co-producer and Subject Matter Expert
Creating the Respect Effect™:
Preventing Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation
Sheila Engelmeier is co-producer and subject matter expert for Creating the Respect Effect. She is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience in the area of employment law. She has handled the full panoply of employment litigation matters, from non-competes to discrimination and sexual harassment cases. In addition to Sheila’s experience both in administrative tribunals and in court handling disputes about everything from hiring to firing, she assists companies in developing effective harassment policies, selection and performance management programs. She has drafted, revised and consulted on literally hundreds of employment policies.
As a result of her comprehensive experience, Sheila has become a leader in the field on issues such as discrimination, harassment and violence both in and outside the workplace, as well as employers’ obligations relating to such conduct when it occurs in the workplace. She devotes a significant amount of time to on-site training, policy writing and speaking on these issues. She has also developed and facilitated numerous training programs on a variety of workplace issues such as diversity, avoiding harassment and discrimination and dealing with the disabled worker. Employers regularly ask Sheila to train both managers and employees. The Creating the Respect Effect program is the culmination of her years of successful work in this field.
Sheila has been named a “Super Lawyer” on several occasions, a “Top 50 Woman Super Lawyer” and “Top 40 Employment Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics, and was selected by the Business Journal as a “Woman to Watch” in the Twin Cities’ business community.