Ms. Karen Carrera
Carrera Workplace Solutions
Bilingual Attorney, Investigator, Trainer, and DEI Consultant. Ms. Carrera conducts
workplace investigations for both public and private employers in response to employee
complaints of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying, and other alleged employee
misconduct. Ms. Carrera also provides diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and
harassment prevention trainings and consultations for corporations, government agencies
and individuals, in both English and Spanish. She holds a certificate from the Association of
Workplace Investigators (AWI), and is an active member. She also holds a Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion Certificate from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell
Prior to becoming an investigator and trainer, Ms. Carrera was a Plaintiffs’ side employment
law litigator at Villegas Carrera, Inc. This uniquely qualifies her to determine risk and see
where employers are vulnerable to being sued by employees. Before Villegas Carrera, Ms.
Carrera was a Deputy City Attorney and litigator with the San Francisco City Attorney’s
Office, where she filed lawsuits against property owners who violated San Francisco’s
housing, health, fire, and police codes. Ms. Carrera also formerly worked as the supervising
attorney at Legal Aid of Marin and La Raza Centro Legal where she litigated employment
and housing cases, and managed a diverse staff, including volunteers. She facilitated
community outreach meetings with the Latino community and services agencies and
conducted bilingual trainings and drafted Spanish and English self-help manuals.
Ms. Carrera is a 1992 graduate of the University of California College of the Law San
Francisco (formerly U.C. Hastings), and has practiced law for 28 years. When not working,
Ms. Carrera enjoys hiking the hills of Marin County with her husband and Maltipoo, Lilly.