Jill K. Bigler

Associate

Biography

Jill Bigler represents and advises employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters arising under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and state employment laws.

Jill has represented clients in litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and has handled matters involving race, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion and/or political discrimination or harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and alleged violations of ERISA. She also represents employers as defense counsel approved by Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (D&O) carriers.

Jill’s practice also includes advising employers on day-to-day employment issues and drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements, and other employment-related documents.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Bricker & Eckler’s Women in Networking Group
  • Volunteer, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Labor & Employment Law Section Council, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Better Lawyer
  • Member, Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, Class of 2015-2016
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
Education
  • The University of Toledo (J.D., 2008); Assistant Executive Editor, The University of Toledo Law Review
  • Kent State University (B.S., Public Relations, magna cum laude with honors, 2004)
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