Overview

Kelcy L. Palmer advises and represents employers, including federal contractors, in a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state laws and before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance (OFCCP), and in arbitration. She defends and counsels clients on issues related to:

  • Discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, genetic information, or disability
  • Retaliation and interference with rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Federal contractor compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503, and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) rules and regulations
  • Older Worker Benefits Protection Act compliance in reductions-in-force
  • Drafting employee handbooks, policies and agreements, and severance agreements

While in law school, Kelcy interned with the Hon. Lynn N. Hughes in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Houston Bar Association

Member

Hollins Houston Alumnae Chapter

Speaking Engagements

Government Contractor Update-An Energized OFCCP Changes Compliance Req. & Enforcement Standards

December 4, 2018

Three Challenging Evidentiary Issues in Employment Law

29th Annual State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Institute

August 24, 2018

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013
  • B.A., Hollins University, 2010summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas