Ms. Ferguson leads the firm’s employment law practice group. In her practice, she focuses on finding ways to keep employers out of court by being proactive in identifying and solving employment issues before a claim is filed. Ms. Ferguson counsels employers, governmental entities and charter schools on all matters of employment law and day-to-day personnel issues and represents her clients in all types of administrative claims and litigation before federal and state courts.
Further, she conducts anti-discrimination training, drafts employment agreements, non-disclosure and other employment-related contracts and also drafts and counsels employers on appropriate personnel policies, disciplinary actions and forms. She also provides legal advice on collective bargaining and volunteer firefighter pension issues. Ms. Ferguson also conducts independent investigations regarding claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Ms. Ferguson has presented numerous seminars to professionals in the Denver Metro Area on topics such as investigations of employee misconduct and implementation of disciplinary action, workplace violence, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, family responsibilities discrimination, hiring and termination processes and overviews of federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
Ms. Ferguson also serves as general counsel to special districts and charter schools throughout the state of Colorado, providing legal advice on issues regarding Board governance, open meetings laws, open records, elections, TABOR and contracts.