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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.
In the News
August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...
October 26, 2016
Timothy Kratz Discusses Political Speech in the Workplace
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...
November 16, 2015
Law Week Colorado
Timothy Kratz Discusses Liability of Untruthful Termination
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
June 29, 2016
Colorado Broadens Whistleblower Protection for State Employees Who Disclose Confidential Information
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.”...
Employment Trial Report
No Horseplay Here: Jury Awards Employee $2.4 Million in Damages for Sex Discrimination
August 30, 2018
A company’s potential monetary liability for workplace discrimination can be crippling. A jury in the U.S.
By Timothy M. Kratz and Kathleen A. O'Grady
Employment Trial Report
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
By Timothy M. Kratz
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