Employment Law 

 

Sturgill Turner is the only Kentucky law firm chosen to be a member of the Employment Law Alliance, an association that provides us with access to over 3,000 employment and labor lawyers in all 50 states and more than 135 countries.

 

Sturgill Turner’s employment law attorneys have successfully represented and counseled some of the largest employers in the region, including businesses, corporations, school boards, colleges and universities, state agencies, cities, counties and other public entities, in all facets of management-side employment law. Our approach is two-pronged: protect and prevent.

 

Sturgill Turner’s vast trial experience provides us with the expertise to protect employers in litigation. We’ve defended employers in court against allegations of retaliation, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, among other claims.

 

We also counsel clients with day-to-day and long-term advice aimed to prevent problems before they happen. Our attorneys provide customized advice on matters such as hiring and termination practices, employee disciplinary actions, wage and hour issues, sexual harassment training, and discrimination prevention training. We’re available to draft employment contracts, personnel policies and non-compete and confidentiality agreements.

 

Our attorneys are also prepared to assist employers by acting as special investigators when circumstances require that an investigation of student or employee misconduct at any level be handled by an outside party.

 
 
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Employment Law Litigation Experience

  •  Land v. Southern States Cooperative, Inc. (defense of age and disability discrimination and retaliation claims).

  •  Schutzman v. City of Villa Hills (defense of employee whistleblower and defamation claims).

  •  Messer v. American Homepatient (defense of employee sexual harassment and retaliation claims).

  •  Rhodes v. Southern States Cooperative, Inc. (defense of disability discrimination and retaliation claim).

  •  Hall v. Gastroenterology Associates of Hazard, P.S.C. (defense of pregnancy discrimination claims of a discharged employee).

  •  Maloney v. Color Point LLC (defense of gender and age discrimination claims).

  •  Baker v. Hands On Originals (defense of public accommodation discrimination claim).

  •  Winburn v. Independent Opportunities (defense of wrongful termination claim).

  •  Bailey v. Kentucky Community and Technical College System (defense of Title VII race discrimination and hostile work environment claims).

  •  Turner v. City of Paris (defense of ADA claim).

  •  Burnett v. Transit Authority of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (defense of Title VII and other race discrimination claims).

  •  Washington v. City of Georgetown (defense of race, gender, disability, and age discrimination claims).

  •  Pearce v. Whitenack (defense of wrongful termination claim).

  •  Farmer v. Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Assn. (defense of age and gender of discrimination claims).

  •  McKinney v. Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Assn. (defense of age discrimination claim).

  •  Frieder v. Morehead State University, et al. (defense of disability and First Amendment claims).

  •  Hall v. Morehead State University (defense of gender discrimination and wage and hour claims).

  •  Overly v. Morehead State University (defense of age and race discrimination claims).

  •  Hadjiev v. University of Kentucky (defense of gender and national origin discrimination and wage and hour claims).

  •  SINHA, M.D. v. University of Kentucky (defense of contract and constitutional claims).

  •  Barnes v. University of Kentucky (defense of wrongful termination claim).