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Timothy M. Kratz

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Denver

P 303-892-0404
F 303-892-5575
Tim.Kratz@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Timothy M. Kratz is a Principal and the Office Litigation Manager in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His primary practice involves employment litigation and employer counseling.

Mr. Kratz has defended businesses in a wide variety of employment claims including those involving harassment and discrimination, disparate impact class allegations, non-compete agreements, Fair Labor Standards Act, wage and hour, and public policy discharge. He also conducts and coordinates harassment investigations and counsels clients on ways to avoid litigation through protective measures such as employment contracts, supervisor manuals, and employee handbooks.

Mr. Kratz is a frequent speaker to Colorado businesses on a variety of employment topics, and he coordinated an employment law breakfast seminar series for Colorado employers from 2012 through 2014.

Before starting in private practice, Mr. Kratz served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Donald P. Lay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Justice Gregory K. Scott of the Supreme Court of Colorado.

In his spare time, Mr. Kratz enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, competing in golf tournaments, skiing, hiking, and reading.

Honors and Recognitions

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October 26, 2016
Reuters

Timothy Kratz Discusses Political Speech in the Workplace

October 26, 2016

 Timothy Kratz discusses the 2016 presidential election's impact on the workplace, employers' right to police political speech and the policies they should have in place in "Q&A: Jackson Lewis' Timothy Kratz on managing political speech at work," published in Reuters.  Subscription may be... Read More

November 16, 2015
Law Week Colorado

Timothy Kratz Discusses Liability of Untruthful Termination

November 16, 2015

Timothy Kratz discusses liability issues related to untruthful terminations in Law Week Colorado's "Untruthful Termination Can Jeopardize Release Agreements." Subscription may be required to view article     Read More

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June 29, 2016

Colorado Broadens Whistleblower Protection for State Employees Who Disclose Confidential Information

June 29, 2016

Encouraging government whistleblowers, an amendment to Colorado law bars disciplinary actions against state employees who reveal confidential information while reporting instances of waste, mismanagement of public funds, abuses of authority, or illegal and unethical practices to a designated “whistleblower review agency.”... Read More

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Workplace Bullying Costs State $3 Million
July 17, 2017

  A California state jury has handed down a $3 million award to a Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) employee in a case alleging harassment by supervisors.  John Barrie, a staff services analyst at Caltrans, alleged his supervisors harassed him by intentionally triggering his allergies through exposure to chemicals such as Read More