Kimberly Veirs counsels clients in all facets of employment law including wage and hour, discipline and discharge, and discrimination claims. She advises employers on a variety of employment law issues, involving the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA and other state and federal employment law statutes.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Kimberly worked with a Pennsylvania-based employment boutique law firm representing employers in all stages of employment law and workers’ compensation litigation. Kimberly earned her law degree from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. in honors political science from the University of Tennessee.
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Represented Western Dental Services, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Dental Service Organization
We represented a public utility company in a former employee’s appeal to the Tennessee Court of Appeals alleging wrongful termination due to false and misleading information provided at the time of their hire. The court found that the client’s decision to terminate the plaintiff was supported by substantial evidence, ruling in our client’s favor.
We successfully represented a private university in a misconduct case filed by a former student alleging gender bias in violation of Title IX and various state law claims, relating to the university’s enforcement of its sexual misconduct policy and subsequent investigation and expulsion of the student. The court granted the client’s motion to dismiss all of the counts.
Represented Pharos Capital Group in its acquisition of an outpatient autism services provider
Represented Hibbett Sports (Nasdaq: HIBB) in Acquisition of City Gear
Represented LFM Capital in its acquisition of a forestry mulching equipment manufacturer
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of Provant Health
Represented a global engineering company in a Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration complaint filed by a former employee
Settled a hybrid class action case for a private hospital operator for alleged failure to pay nurses for time worked due to a time keeping system that would automatically deduct time for lunches each day
Recently settled a sensitive matter for a non-profit dialysis provider in which an employee had alleged that her employer’s treatment of her amounted to disability discrimination