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Cheri Raymond

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Attorney -
Sioux Falls
Raymond, Cheri
(605) 332-5999
110 N. Minnesota Ave., Suite 400
Sioux Falls,
SD
57104

Admissions

  • 2004, State of South Dakota
  • 2004, United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
  • 2004, United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Cheri S. Raymond
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Cheri is an employment law attorney who focuses on conducting external workplace investigations for employers. Cheri’s impartial investigations consider a broad range of issues such as discrimination, harassment, bullying, performance issues, violations of employer policies, misuse of employer resources, and other related matters. Cheri also conducts workplace investigations to complete cultural assessments for employers.

While employers can conduct internal investigations, certain situations require an external investigation. In those instances, Cheri devises an investigative plan specific to each situation and conducts a prompt, fair, and thorough investigation. After the investigation is complete, she provides a comprehensive report outlining the allegations, the response to the allegations, an analysis of the information, and the resulting findings and conclusions. The goal is to identify and resolve any workplace issues short of litigation.

Cheri follows best practices in conducting her investigations, which she refined through her attendance at the Association of Workplace Investigators’ one-week Training Institute where she earned her AWI certificate (AWI-CH).

In addition to workplace investigations, Cheri also assists clients with employment issues such as non-compete agreements, severance agreements, and discrimination claims. She has represented clients on various types of discrimination claims at both the administrative level and in subsequent state and federal litigation.

A native of South Dakota, Cheri graduated from the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska College of Law. Cheri serves on the Board for the Helpline Center, and has a personal goal to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. She and her husband have two children, and they enjoy playing sports, traveling, and cheering on the Huskers.

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with High Distinction, 2003
  • University of Nebraska, B.A., Psychology, with Highest Distinction, 2000
  • Association of Workplace Investigators, AWI-CH

Memberships

  • Association of Workplace Investigations
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SESHRM)
  • South Dakota State Bar Labor & Employment Law Committee
  • South Dakota State Bar Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee (2011-2019)

Honors & Awards

  • Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013-2018)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Public / Community Service

  • Helpline Center Board of Directors, 2015-Present
  • Independent Living Choices Board of Directors, 2008-2014

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