Cathy J. Beveridge provides employment counseling and litigation services on a full range of federal and state employment laws and regulations. This includes leave and time off policies, pay issues, Title VII discrimination, age discrimination and claims related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. She forms valuable, longstanding partnerships with human resources professionals by resolving immediate employee-employer disruptions in the context of bigger picture workforce management and process improvement goals.
Cathy appreciates the growing challenges business face as they manage employee populations that may be working remotely, seasonal, multi-generational, caregivers, physically or mentally challenged or more. She offers significant experience across these issues, and proposes solutions that bridge employee needs with achievement of business objectives. She provides practical advice, recognizing that effective workforce management isn’t a one size fits all proposition.
While employment counseling and litigation prevention are key services Cathy provides, she is an ardent litigator with broad experience resolving disputes in or out of the courtroom. Her litigation experience spans the range of federal and Florida discrimination and employment issues, ERISA litigation and state tort claims that often are bundled into employment cases—such as retaliation claims.
Cathy brings highly analytical thinking to resolving issues packed with emotion. She is a diligent investigator skilled at uncovering foundational issues that maximize resolution and minimize interruption of the business. Her solutions-focused, root cause approach supports employer goals related to productivity, positive culture, risk management and litigation avoidance.
- Emory University, J.D., 1989
- University of Georgia, B.A., 1986, summa cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
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