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Melissa K. Taft


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Melissa K. Taft is an Associate in the Indianapolis, Indiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on representing management in employment litigation and providing advice and counsel on employment issues.

While attending law school, she was a Managing Editor for the Indiana Law Journal. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Larry S. Merck, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

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February 6, 2017

Indianapolis Office Newsletter – First Quarter 2017

February 6, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Limitation Period for Claims Relying on Constructive Discharge Under a constructive discharge theory, an employee’s limitation period to file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission begins upon the constructive discharge, not before, the United States Supreme Court has... Read More

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Court Discusses The Obligation To Preserve Text Messages Under New Rule 37(e)
November 10, 2016

In a recent decision from the Western District of North Carolina, the Court discussed the importance of preserving text messages from accidental destruction due to a loss of a party’s cell phone.  In Shaffer v. Gaither, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118225 (W.D.N.C. Sept. Read More