Kathleen D. Weron

Kathleen D. Weron

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Practice Areas

Labor & Employment Alternative Dispute Resolution Nonprofit Organizations

Kathleen D. Weron practices employment law, representing major state and national employers. Ms. Weron has been annually recognized in Chambers USA® as an employment litigator “tremendously well versed in the law” with “considerable expertise” and an understanding of “the dynamic of employment relationships.” Chambers USA® has also recognized Ms. Weron as a “highly proficient mediator.” Ms. Weron has also been regularly awarded recognition in The Best Lawyers in America® for Labor and Employment Law. She has been voted by her peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in Labor and Employment Law in Utah Business magazine and has received the highest AV rating from Martindale Hubbell® .

Ms. Weron is a well known speaker, author and experienced trainer. She has an extensive employment counseling practice that includes comprehensive corporate harassment prevention training and executive training for creating diverse, inclusive and professional work environments and cultures, as well as general employment training and human resources counseling.

Ms. Weron offers an array of employment services to her clients to ensure best practices and promote productive work environments, including flat-fee services such as an initial employment audit, drafting employee handbooks, workplace policies, employment contracts and severance agreements. Ms. Weron also provides a modern-approach to sexual harassment prevention training that includes an executive session to educate and empower leaders to create a cultural shift in the workplace.

Ms. Weron also has extensive litigation experience, including representing employers before the EEOC and the Utah Labor Commission. Ms. Weron has counseled clients in every area of employment law and litigated issues involving all Title VII protected classes, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as employee privacy issues and employment-related state law tort claims, including defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and tortious interference with economic relations.

Ms. Weron is also an experienced mediator and arbitrator and has successfully mediated and arbitrated several employment-related matters in the State of Utah.

Ms. Weron graduated as a Leary Scholar from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law where she served as a member of the Utah Law Review. After graduation, Ms. Weron completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Ewing Werlein in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Weron was an associate specializing in employment law with the national law firm Littler Mendelson.

Education

  • J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (1994)
    • Utah Law Review (1993-1994)
    • William H. Leary Scholar
  • B.A., University of Utah, cum laude (1991)

Clerkship

  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Ewing J. Werlein, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1996-1997)

Licenses and Admissions

  • Utah (1999)
  • Texas (1995)
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Labor and Employment Law
    • Animal Law Committee
  • ALDF Animal Law Program Pro Bono Network
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Utah Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section of Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Managers (Salt Lake City, Utah Chapter)
  • DRI, Employment and Labor Law

Professional Recognitions and Honors

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2014-2020)
    • Employment Law, Management
    • Litigation, Labor and Employment
  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Chambers USA‘s The Client’s Guide, Utah Labor and Employment (2017-2019)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Utah, 2018, 2019
  • Utah Business magazine, Utah’s Legal Elite, Labor and Employment Law (2004-2018)

Publications

  • Confronting Equality and Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era, MCBB Blog
  • Current Supreme Court Term Promises to Offer Long-Awaited Guidance on Sexual Harassment, Texas Lawyer
  • Retaliation: Disciplining the Employee Who Holds You Hostage, Annual Personnel Update
  • Employment Discrimination Update in Utah, National Business Institute
  • The Five Most Common Mistakes Made by Employers and How to Avoid Them, Personnel Law Update
  • Family Medical Leave Act in Utah, Lorman Education Services
  • Employee Handbooks in Utah, National Business Institute
  • Wrongful Discharge Law in Texas, Texas Employer

Seminars and Presentations

  • “Executive and Human Resources Professionals Training for Creating Professional Work Environments and Corporate Culture”
  • “Creating a Professional, Productive, Work Environment Free of Sexual Harassment”
  • “Confronting Equality and Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era”
  • “Avoiding Employment Litigation and Liability: Practical Solutions”
  • “Employment Discrimination Update in Utah”
  • “Personnel Law Update 2000: Avoiding the Most Common and Surprising Legal Pitfalls in Your Reference Checking Practices”
  • “Progressive Discipline, Coaching & Termination Law”
  • “Family and Medical Leave Act in Utah”
  • “EEOC Hiring Compliance”
  • “Employee Handbooks in Utah: Drafting and Enforcing Sound Procedures and Policies”
  • “Annual Texas Employer Seminar and Employment Law Update”
  • “Annual Texas Employer Seminar and Employment Law Update”

Community Activities

  • President, Board of Directors, Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption (2014-2019)
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, The McGillis School (2009-2016)
  • Bar Examiner Committee for the Utah State Bar (2003)
  • Executive Board Member for the Utah Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar (1999-2000)