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Kathryn J. Barry

Associate
Long Island

P 631-247-0404
F 631-247-0417
Kathryn.Barry@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Kathryn Barry is an Associate in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She advises clients on compliance with various state and federal laws affecting the workplace, including Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State and City laws.

Ms. Barry also assists federal contractors in the preparation of affirmative action plans and defends contractors against allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and veteran status in connection with audits by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and in related litigation brought on the OFCCP’s behalf by the Solicitor’s Office at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she was a legal fellow at Stony Brook University’s Office of General Counsel. While attending law school, Ms. Barry was Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.

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April 10, 2018

NLRB GC: Participating in Nationwide ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Is Protected Concerted Activity

April 10, 2018

Participating in the February 2017 “Day Without Immigrants” demonstration was protected concerted activity, according to an August 30, 2017, advice memorandum released on March 13, 2018, by the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel’s Division of Advice. The memorandum concludes that a group of Mexican-American employees who... Read More

August 11, 2017

Federal Law Does Not Preempt Connecticut Medical Marijuana Law Employment Discrimination Prohibition

August 11, 2017

Federal law does not preempt the Connecticut medical marijuana statute’s prohibition on employers’ firing or refusing to hire qualified medical marijuana patients, even if they test positive on an employment-related drug test, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut has held. Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Co., LLC,... Read More

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Human Resources Employee Permitted to Pursue Discharge Claim
November 6, 2018

Rather than conduct in breach of an inherent duty of loyalty to the employer, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a human resources representative engaged in protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when she referred a coworker who complained of discrimination to a plaintiff’s attorney. Read More

Washington Law Limits Employer’s Right to Plaintiff’s Medical Records in Discrimination Cases
July 5, 2018

Effective June 7, 2018, employers defending claims brought under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination face a very constricted ability to be entitled to obtain a plaintiff’s medical records only if the plaintiff: (1) alleges a specific diagnosable physical or psychiatric injury as a proximate result of the defendant’s alleged conduct; ( Read More

New Maryland Law Prohibits Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment Claims, Requires Reporting of Sexual Harassment Settlements
July 2, 2018

Recently, Maryland’s Governor signed the “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act,” becoming the most recent state to enact tougher sexual harassment laws in the wake of the #MeToo movement.  The Act, which will go into effect on October 1, 2018, prohibits employers from including in any agreement, policy, or contract a provisio Read More