Molly Shah focuses her practice on employment law and employment discrimination litigation. She represents management in the full range of issues related to the employment relationship, including the litigation of class and collective action matters and claims involving:

  • Discrimination and harassment suits on the basis of age, race, national origin, gender and disability
  • Hiring practices including the use of background checks
  • Leave issues
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Retaliation claims

Molly is well-versed in matters that arise under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and various North Carolina state employment-related laws. She appears in state and federal courts and has handled administrative charges before numerous state and federal administrative agencies.

Additionally, Molly advises employers on a wide variety of employment issues, including strategies for minimizing potential litigation on a range of human resources issues and overall best employment management practices, including employment policies, employee discipline, investigations, handbooks, contracts, and agreements. She also develops training programs for various audiences on such issues as wage and hour, hiring, privacy, and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), and drafting employee policies and handbooks.

Most frequently, Molly works with the following types of clients:

  • Retailers
  • Healthcare companies
  • Construction companies
  • Distribution companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Staffing companies
  • Energy providers
  • Waste haulers
  • Manufacturers
  • Food services
  • Cable and satellite providers

Prior to working at Littler Mendelson, Molly was an associate at another firm where she practiced exclusively labor and employment law.

Professional & Community Affiliations


North Carolina Bar Association


Human Resources, Certifications & Professional Development Advisory Committee

Central Piedmont Community College


North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys


Charlotte Women’s Bar


Mecklenburg County Bar


Named, Legal Elite in Employment Law

Business North Carolina


Named, Rising Star

North Carolina

Super Lawyers

2014 and 2015

Speaking Engagements

Help Wanted: How Artificial Intelligence and Technology Are Changing Talent Acquisition Compliance in the Airline Industry

Regional Airline Association, Charlotte, NC

June 18, 2019

Employment Law Basics for New and Emerging Businesses

Charlotte, NC

June 4, 2019

Top 10 Employment Law Tips for a Successful 2019

Charlotte, NC

February 7, 2019

Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel: "What Do You Mean It's Not Privileged?"

Association of Corporate Counsel – Charlotte Chapter, Charlotte, NC

October 4, 2017

Creative Approaches for Handling ADA and FMLA Issues in the Workplace: Actions You May Not Know You Can Take

Association of Corporate Counsel – Charlotte Chapter, Charlotte, NC

May 18, 2017

Update Your Status: Current Legal Risks Related to Social Media in the Workplace

Charlotte, NC

April 27, 2017

The Election Is Over: What's Next

Charlotte, NC

November 10, 2016

Meeting the Challenges: Leaves, Health Issues and Accommodations

Charlotte, NC

October 8, 2015

Criminal Records and Employment: Legal Update and Guidance on Compliance in a Continuously Changing Legal Environment

Charlotte, NC

June 3, 2015

Spring Cleaning: Top Employment Law Tips for a Successful 2015

Association of Corporate Counsel – Charlotte Chapter, Charlotte, NC

April 1, 2015


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 2001cum laude

Bar Admission

North Carolina


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California