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LCC Employment Attorney Roundtable – Discrimination Bills & COVID Pressure

February 4, 2022

This month, as part of the recurring LCC Employment Attorney RoundTable, we discuss legislation making its way through the House with good intentions to focus on discrimination, however, has unintended consequences. You can read previous updates on this legislation here.

About the Attorneys: 

Heather Ross is a litigation partner at Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.  Ms. Ross’s practice focuses on complex litigation, as well as guiding businesses and individuals through internal and government investigations.  Ms. Ross has tried many cases to jury and has extensive experience in commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and employment disputes.  She regularly appears before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and the Vermont Human Rights Commission.  In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Ross frequently advises employers on complying with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, family and medical leave laws, wage and hour laws, and other employment-related matters. Her prior experience includes working as a federal prosecutor and as judicial clerk for the Honorable William K. Sessions III, a federal judge in the District of Vermont. 

Kerin Stackpole is Director at Paul Frank + Collins, PC, where she is the Leader of the Labor and Employment team.   She has 30 years of experience as a litigator and advisor to businesses big and small. Kerin works with management teams to ensure that workplaces are safe, positive, inclusive and forward thinking.  She provides management and employee training on a variety of issues, and can help management teams navigate thorny personnel issues and address problems before they turn into lawsuits.  Her firm is a proud member of the Chamber.

Ben Traverse is a labor and employment attorney at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Ben works diligently to find proactive solutions for employers in various occupational fields. He strives to be personable and approachable, and is always ready to serve as a dedicated advocate, particularly when clients face uniquely difficult circumstances.

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