Karen advises employers on a broad range of employment law and human resources issues, including background checks, recruiting, wage and hour, affirmative action, disability accommodation, medical leaves, workers’ compensation, hostile work environment, employee investigations, discipline, and discharge. As a former litigator, she is well-versed with various employment laws, including Title VII, the ADEA, ADA and ADAAA, FMLA, the FLSA, the FCRA, various states’ civil rights laws, and affirmative action laws.
Karen’s success in court and before the EEOC, DOL, and OFCCP allows her to counsel clients and develop policies, procedures, and training to help prevent litigation. Karen provides invaluable legal guidance to employers because, as a former human resources professional, she understands the employer perspective.
Karen received a B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Louisville, and was the Vice President of Human Resources at Metro United Way before returning to UofL and earning an M.B.A., summa cum laude, and a J.D., magna cum laude. In 2001, she earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification from the HRCI. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky, and has been named a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star.