Mauritia G. Kamer
(859) 219-8218
Office: Lexington
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. Virginia Tech cum laude
Licensure: KY | OH
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Mauritia counsels employers on preventative practices to minimize workplace disputes, including advising employers on issues relating to employee handbooks and policies, employee relations, internal complaints and investigations, FMLA and ADA issues, as well as other employment issues which employers face routinely.  She also provides training for attorneys, executives, human resources professionals, and managers on best EEO practices, preventing harassment/discrimination, and avoiding employment litigation claims. She also has extensive knowledge in the workforce authorization compliance area.  She provides advice relating to I-9 compliance, corporate best practices during the hiring process, and emerging federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Mauritia has significant jury trial experience and appears in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as various state and local FEP agencies.  She handles claims arising under Title VII, ADA, FMLA and The Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1999-2016 Stites & Harbison PLLC
1991-1999 Thompson Hine LLP

Speaking Engagements

“What Kentucky Employers Need to Know,” Winchester HR Association, Winchester, KY, April 20, 2018

"#AtMeToo Means #YouToo," Central Kentucky SHRM Chapter, Danville, KY, April 10, 2018

“Critical Employment Issues Facing Non-Profits: What You Need To Know”, Center for Non-Profit Excellence, Louisville, Kentucky, December 5, 2017

“Decoding Cyber & C-Suite Risks,” in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson & Allianz Insurance, Churchill Downs, November 17, 2017

“Recent Case and Legislative Developments in Employment Law,” 33rd KYSHRM Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, August 30, 2017

“Updates on FMLA, ADA and GINA,” 29th Annual Kentucky Human Resources Update, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, May 10, 2017 and Lexington, May 24, 2017

“Staying Compliant – Legal Update,” Hot Topics in HR Management, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, March 2, 2017

"Recent Case and Legislative Development in Employment Law," 32d Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference, August 2016

"FLSA Changes," Heart of Kentucky SHRM, Campbellsville, KY, July 13, 2016

"Updates on ADA, FMLA & GINA," 28th Annual Kentucky Human Resources Update, Lexington, Ky., May 3-4, 2016 and Louisville, Ky., May 24-25, 2016

"Recent Case and Legislative Developments in Employment Law," ESHRM, Elizabethtown, Ky., April 2016

"Updates on FMLA, ADA and GINA," 27th Annual Kentucky Human Resources Update, Louisville, Ky., May 12-13, 2015 and Lexington, Ky., May 27-28, 2015

"Recent Case and Legislative Developments in Employment Law," 30th Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference, September 2014

"Updates on FMLA, ADA and GINA," 26th Annual Kentucky Human Resource Update, Louisville, Ky., May 21-22, 2014 and Lexington, Ky., May 28-29, 2014

"The Top Employment Cases of the Last Year," 28th Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference, Louisville, Ky., September 2012

"Effective Investigation Techniques," Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Louisville, Ky., April 19, 2012

"Social Media Pitfalls," Bluegrass Compensation Associates, Lexington, Ky., February 29, 2012

Key Experience

Tried whistleblower wrongful discharge case for long term care facility
Argued granting of summary judgment on common law employment claims to the Sixth Circuit for leading manufacturer
Tried a claim of race discrimination by a former employee of a leading manufacturer of fire and safety equipment

Memberships & Awards

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Labor Law - Union and Labor & Employment Litigation (2013-2018)
Kentucky Super Lawyers (2012, 2016-2018)
Central Kentucky American Inn of Court, Master
Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Bluegrass Chapter
Kentucky Law Journal, Staff (1989-1991) and Associate Editor (1990-1991)
Phi Beta Kappa