Monica H. Khetarpal is a Shareholder in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has significant experience litigating cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, FMLA violations, disability discrimination and requests for accommodation, and ERISA matters.
Ms. Khetarpal has represented both public entities and private corporations at all phases of litigation. She has significant experience before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and IDHR, as well as both federal and state trial and appellate courts. Ms. Khetarpal has particular experience representing institutions of higher education, and is a founder of the Chicago office’s Higher Education Industry Group. She also has significant experience representing staffing agency clients.
Ms. Khetarpal also devotes a significant amount of time to encouraging diversity within the legal profession. She has served on the Board of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago and the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s Unity Dinner planning committee for two years. She is also a Co-Chair of Jackson Lewis’ Asian American Resource Group. Ms. Khetarpal also frequently speaks on topics related to women in the law.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Khetarpal was a labor and employment associate at a law firm in Washington D.C., as well as a firm in Urbana, Illinois.
Honors and Recognitions
- “Survey of Illinois Law: Employment Law,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal (Summer 2006) [Co-Author]
- “Jurors’ Perceptions of Gender-Based Linguistic Differences,” William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law (Fall 2003) [Author]