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Morgan E. Geffre (Hammes)

Morgan E. Geffre (Hammes)

Associate

Wichita

1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9577
F: 866.347.5158

mgeffre@foulston.com

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Morgan Geffre is a member of Foulston’s Employment & Labor Law Practice Group in the firm's Wichita office. She assists employers with the review and development of comprehensive employment policies and procedures, and proactively researches rapidly evolving issues to help clients stay ahead of developing legal trends. Morgan writes in-depth about relevant legal matters for the Midwest Employment Law Letter and Kansas Employment Law Blog.

In response to KHRC and EEOC complaints, Morgan conducts workplace harassment and discrimination investigations and represents employers in proceedings before state agencies. On behalf of employers, she pursues breaches of noncompete agreements. Morgan represents clients in state and federal courts to defend against a wide range of discrimination claims, including those involving race, gender, or disability allegations under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Equal Pay Act.

Morgan received her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law. At Washburn, Morgan’s studies focused on understanding corporate compliance and common issues that employers face every day. Additionally, Morgan participated in the Washburn Law Clinic, where she counseled nonprofit and small businesses on potential liability risks. Prior to joining Foulston, Morgan served as a judicial extern for Judge K. Gary Sebelius at the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, where she was able to witness first-hand how courts resolve litigation disputes.

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law (J.D., Dean's Honors)
    Washburn Law Journal; CALI Award – Constitutional Law I
  • Washburn University (B.S. in Legal Studies, summa cum laude)
    Washburn Judicial Board

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
Relevant Experience
  • Defend employers in response to Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges.
  • Conduct workplace harassment and discrimination investigations.
  • Represent employers in breaches of noncompete agreements.
  • Research regional drug testing policies.
  • Review employee handbooks for companies with multi-state locations.
  • Research of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and related DOL regulations.
  • Assist with discovery in large-scale employment law litigation.
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. K. Gary Sebelius, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • Small Business and Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic, Washburn Law Clinic

 

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Wichita SHRM
Presentations

2020

  • Avoiding Common Employment Law Missteps in the New COVID World (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Employment Law Institute Webinar Series)
  • COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Employers - FFCRA, OSHA, and Confidentiality (Kansas Hospital Association)
  • Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Coronavirus Webinar)
Publications

2020

  • Federal Agencies Inch Closer Together on Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations
    -Midwest Employment Law Letter, Vol.1., No. 3
  • Splitting Hairs: Proposed Kansas Law Would Prohibit Discrimination Based on Hairstyle
    -Kansas Employment Law Blog March 9, 2020
  • No Need for Magic Words to Trigger ADA Obligations
    -Midwest Employment Law Letter, Vol.1, No.1
  • Looking Ahead: Hot Employment Law Issues for 2020
    -Kansas Employment Law Blog, January 7, 2020

2019

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