Sadhna True is a Partner in the Labor and Employment Department. She represents employers in employment litigation and provides advice and counsel on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship and labor-management relations. In addition, Sadhna has significant experience in commercial litigation, diversity counseling, government contracts and government investigations. She has counseled numerous clients on a wide variety of civil rights issues, including educational institutions on compliance with Title IX (prohibiting discrimination based on sex in education), and public and private entities on accessibility to facilities for persons with disabilities. Sadhna clerked for William O. Bertelsman, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. She served as the Director of Civil Rights for the United States Department of Agriculture, and as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Frauds Section.
Memberships & Affiliations
· American Bar Association
· Fayette County Bar Association
· Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
· North American South Asian Bar Association
Mullins v. Enterprise Mining Co.
Enterprise Mining Co.
Defended against two age discrimination cases brought by employees of a coal mining company who were the oldest employees at their respective places of work at the time of their terminations.
Federal Acquisition Regulations on Business Ethics Compliance Program
Advised clients with respect to FAR requirements
EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Defense of class action suit brought by EEOC alleging a pattern or practice of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII in hiring at Wal-Mart's grocery Distribution Center in London, Kentucky.
Murray v. Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet
Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet
Defended against claims of disability discrimination and workers compensation retaliation.
Wage and Hour Audit
Owner of Restaurant Franchises
Representation of client in wage and hour audit conducted by U.S. Department of Labor
Quality Logistics Sys., Inc. v. Hartley (E.D. Ky.)
Quality Logistics System
Represented employer in suit to enforce terms of non-competition agreement against former employee
Poland v. CSC Applied Technologies, LLC, et al. (S.D. Ohio)
CSC Applied Technologies, LLC
Alleged violations of Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
Athie v. Computer Sciences Corp.
Computer Sciences Corp.
Resolved religious accommodation claims brought by a group of Muslim employees.
Affirmative Action Plans/OFCCP Requirements
Advised clients with respect to affirmative action plans and OFCCP requirements
Administrative Charges of Discrimination
Representation of employers against discrimination charges filed with various administrative agencies
Bhatia v. The Hannaford LLC (E.D. Ky. and Campbell Cir. Ct., Ky.)
Defense of suit involving claims of lender liability
EEOC v. Brooks Run Mining, LLC, (S.D.W.V. 5:08-CV-71) (2009)
Brooks Run Mining, LLC
Successful resolution of gender discrimination claim
Conn v. Baker (E.D. Ky.)
Defense of age discrimination claim
Collins v. Waste Mgmt. of Ky. Holdings, Inc. (E.D. Ky.)
Defense of suit against employer involving claims of retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress
July 27, 2010, Doing Business with Uncle Sam: An Introduction to the World of Federal Contracting
February 28, 2013, Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge
May 18, 2012, "Crafting Settlement Agreements & Releases In the Employment Context," University of Kentucky CLE Employment Law Institute
February 22, 2012, "IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program Initiative for Employee/Independent Contractor Misclassification Issues," Webinar Panel Presentation, North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA)
June 25, 2011, "Hot Topics in Employee Classification," Panel Presentation at the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) Annual Convention
June 17, 2011, "Diversity in the Legal Profession: 2011 and Beyond," Panel Presentation at the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention
June 4, 2010, "When Matlock Becomes Magnum P.I.: Conducting Effective Internal Investigations," University of Kentucky CLE Employment Law Institute
December 4, 2009, "Diversity, Bias and Professionalism in the Practice of Law," Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse CLE Seminar
January 21, 2009, "Beyond the Basics - Balancing Employee Privacy Rights vs. Employer's Right to Know," National Business Institute Advanced Employment Law CLE Seminar
October 23, 2008, "Oh, Give Me a Home... Current Issues Affecting Equal Access to Housing," CLE Seminar for Large National Insurance Company
June 20, 2008, "Compliance with Government Benefit Programs: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure," Kentucky Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting
June 19, 2008, "The Developing Landscape of Employer Wellness Initiatives and a Healthy Workplace: What You and Your Clients Need to Know," Panel Presentation at the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention
June 13, 2008, "Got Diversity? Helping Employers Achieve Diversity Goals," University of Kentucky CLE Employment Law Institute