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Jessica N. Wimsatt has exclusively devoted her career to labor and employment law since 2015.

Prior to joining Littler, Jessica represented plaintiffs in a wide range of labor and employment and civil rights matters throughout the Commonwealth, including accommodations, exemption classifications, and litigation arising out of alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. This included causes of action in Title VII, Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KCRA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

She has experience with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act, including employee classification and wage and hour disputes. Jessica's background also includes negligent hiring and supervision claims. She has advised clients on drug-testing policies, drafted independent contractor agreements, and reviewed handbook provisions.

Prior to law school, Jessica worked in the distribution and logistics industry for seven years. This practical workplace experience, combined with her understanding of the plaintiff’s bar, make her uniquely positioned to effectively guide employers through litigation while providing sound advice to mitigate risk. Not only does she defend employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, but also, she partners with Executives and Human Resources to execute workplace investigations. Jessica has also gained extensive experience in workplace safety, including federal and state Occupational Safety and Health plans.

Jessica enthusiastically welcomes the opportunity to speak on employment law matters throughout the Commonwealth.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

Steering Committee Member

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

2022

Steering Committee Member

Regional Youth Leadership

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

2021-present

Member

Employer Legal Strategies Subcommittee

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

2022

Member

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

2021-present

Member

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

2021-present

Member

National LGBTQ+ Bar Association

2021-present

Vice Chair

LGBT Interests Group

Cincinnati Bar Association

2021

Secretary

LGBT Interests Group

Cincinnati Bar Association

2017-2020

Member

Kentucky Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Northern Kentucky Bar Associaton

Riconoscimenti

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®

2023

Named, Rising Star in Employment Law

Super Lawyers

2021

Member

Leadership Kentucky

Class of 2021

News, Analysis & Press

Looking Ahead to 2022 in Employment Law

The Lane Report

February 23, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Second Chance Hiring Practices and Legalities for Employers to Know

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce IDEA Summit (Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Advancement), Erlanger, KY

June 10, 2022

What’s New for 2022: Developments in Workplace Harassment Law

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Annual HR Update, Lexington, KY

May 4, 2022

Sexual Harassment and Acceptable Use in the Workplace

Client Training Presentation, Cincinnati, OH

February 10, 2017

Formazione

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2018
  • B.A., Northern Kentucky University, 2013cum laude

Foro di appartenenza

Kentucky

Abilitazioni

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky