Keith M. Weddington

Keith M. Weddington

North Carolina
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP - North Carolina

A partner in the firm's Charlotte office, Keith Weddington is the Chair of the firm's Regulatory Department. He received his JD, with honors, 1987 and his BA, 1984 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Keith Weddington concentrates his practice in employment law and has extensive experience representing employers in a broad array of disputes with employees and former employees.

Mr. Weddington frequently lectures and participates in seminars on employment law. He has also written numerous articles on employment law topics and compliance issues.

Experience Highlights
Mr. Weddington regularly advises and represents clients in employment law issues, including the following:

  • EEOC proceedings and litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Sexual harassment
  • Personnel actions such as hiring, evaluation, discipline and termination
  • Drafting and review of employment agreements
  • ERISA litigation
  • Covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements and protection of trade secrets
  • Wrongful discharge, breach of contract, infliction of emotional distress and other claims arising out of the employment relationship
  • Preparation and revision of employee handbooks and employment policies
  • Drug testing policies and procedures
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employment discrimination counseling
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Supervisor and management training
  • Unemployment compensation issues
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Reductions in force


Honors

  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America in Labor & Employment Law, 2006-2011
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Employment Law: Mainly Defendant, 2004-2006, and Labor & Employment Law, 2007-2011
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in Employment & Labor and Employment Litigation: Defense, 2006-2011
  • Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Employment Law, 2005-2006 & 2008-2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa