Ogletree Deakins • Boston, Massachusetts
Visibility and Networking
One Boston Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Katherine G. Rigby (“Kate”) practices primarily in the areas of labor and employment law. She represents management in the broad range of issues related to the employment relationship.Ms. Rigby handles the following matters:<li>Equal Employment Opportunitiy Commission (EEOC) and state agency matters from filing the charge of discrimination, the ensuing investigation, through issuance of the right-to-sue. <li> Litigating claims in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies involving wrongful discharge, breach of contract, unemployment compensation, negligent hiring and retention, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other federal statues and state laws. <li> Counseling employers on all human resource issues, including employment agreements, handbooks and policies, hiring new employees, employee discipline and terminations, and compliance with federal and state employment laws.Kate is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rigby was an associate in the Charlotte office of a labor and employment firm where she was assigned to a nationwide FLSA collective action.
- College: B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin, 1998
- Law School: J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2005