Brian H. Kleiner PhD, MBA

Fullerton, California

General Specialty

Human Resources
Workplace Safety

Specialty Focus

ADA Discrimination
Age Discrimination
Americans With Disabilities Act
Business Organization
Business Strategy
Civil Rights
Compensation (Employment)
Compensation Disputes
Disabled Discrimination
Employee Hiring Negligence
Employee Safety
Employment Discrimination
Employment Termination
Human Resources
Negligence In Hiring/Supervision
Negligent Hiring
OSHA Violations
Personal Injury/Disability/Death
Personnel Management
Professional Responsibility
Race/Racial Discrimination
Religious Discrimination
Safety OSHA
School Violence
Sex Discrimination
Sex Orientation Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Workers Compensation
Workplace Violence
Wrongful Retention
Wrongful Termination

Primary Areas of Expertise

Human Resources and Employment

Employee Discrimination and Wrongful Termination

Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management at a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA.

He has over 40 years of human resource management experience and has served as a human resource management expert witness in over 1,000 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company and has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients. He has trained thousands of managers and taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS TV. Dr. Kleiner has over 500 publications and has given trial or arbitration testimony over 80 times. He has been favorably featured in Employment Law Verdicts and Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Dr. Kleiner has received many honors, awards, and commendations as a result of his numerous achievements.

Additional employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provided expert witness services beyond what have already been mentioned include the following: compliance of organization policies, procedures, and practices with standards of customary and appropriate human resources management; preventing and investigating complaints concerning sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination and harassment; analysis and evaluation of interactive process, reasonable accommodation, and other issues related to the ADA and FEHA; wage & hours, benefits, pensions, and ERISA; CFRA; negligent hiring, retention, and supervision; performance appraisals, promotion selections, progressive discipline, workplace reductions; OSHA, retail industry standards involving personal injury from slip and fall, trip and fall, falling merchandise, etc. These relate typically to policies and procedures concerning floor care and maintenance, security, merchandising, internal operations, customer relations, premises liability, risk prevention, and loss prevention. Rates Negotiable.



  • Ph.D. in Management, U.C.L.A., 1977
  • Master of Business Administration, U.C.L.A., 1973
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Drexel, 1969


Honors and Awards: 

  • 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 Managing Human Resources and Human Behavior in Organizations courses 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.


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