Christy Kiely’s practice focuses on affirmative action and audit defense before the OFCCP, pay equity analyses, sexual harassment and #MeToo investigations, employment litigation, training, and general employment advice. Christy has extensive nationwide experience defending OFCCP audits for clients in a variety of industries, including defense, finance, healthcare, food services, retail, manufacturing and construction. Christy advises contractors on a wide range of legal requirements related to affirmative action, and helps first-time contractors put programs into place.
She offers pragmatic, real-world solutions for implementation, developed over nearly two decades of legal practice. Christy oversees an equal pay practice that includes proactive pay equity analyses and defense of pay equity claims. She guides companies through each stage of an equity review, from the identification and collection of pay factors, to sophisticated statistical analyses, to interpretation of results, to action steps and/or adjustments. Christy’s work also includes substantial employment litigation in federal and state courts, administrative practice before the EEOC, and advice to business management and in-house counsel on a full range of employment issues. Her primary litigation focus is EEO (discrimination, retaliation and harassment), as well as wrongful discharge and defamation, including appeals. She has litigated cases under the major federal employment statutes, Title VII, Section 1981, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, USERRA, and ERISA. Christy enjoys conducting management and supervisor training on a wide range of legal and practical employment issues. She is active in state bar activities and performs substantial pro bono work, particularly for victims of domestic violence. She is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives blog.