Calesia joined the firm in 2019 in the Louisville office where she is a member of the Business Litigation and Employment Law Service Groups.
Junior Achievement, Young Professionals Board Member (2020-present)
Calesia joins Stites & Harbison after serving as an intern for the Hon. Judge Hale, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Spring 2018 and as a summer associate in the firm's Louisville office in 2017 and 2018. Prior to law school, she joined Teach for America (Corps' 14) where she taught English as a Second Language in Memphis, Tennessee.
Stites & Harbison has assembled a Coronavirus Response Team which consists of a cross-disciplinary task force of attorneys and critical staff members to ensure our firm remains “On the Job” for you. Updated 07/06/20
On June 11, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidelines to state that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) “would prohibit a covered employer from involuntarily excluding an individual from the workplace based on his or her [age] being 65 or older, even if the employer acted for benevolent reasons such as protecting the employee due to higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.”
As businesses configure their workplaces to include new safety measures such as providing temperature checks, supplying necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees, or installing hand sanitation stations, they must also be cautious of suspicious activities from fake suppliers, vendors, and other scammers attempting to exploit the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Employers are now dealing with the very real possibility of a coronavirus pandemic in the United States. When an “epidemic” becomes global, it becomes a “pandemic.” Employers need to develop plans now for effectively responding to employee concerns in the event of a pandemic.