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.