ELIZABETH L. BOLDUC joined Bugbee & Conkle, LLP in 2018 as an associate attorney in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice.
Elizabeth concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law, representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, including counseling employers through complex employment matters, litigation, and appellate work. Elizabeth also speaks frequently to business groups on a variety of employment law issues, but especially as pertains to discrimination & leave laws and employment handbooks.
Elizabeth defends employers in both state courts, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and administrative agencies throughout all of Ohio. Elizabeth defends employers against a number of employment-related claims, including wrongful discharge; discrimination on the basis of race, gender/sex, disability, age, national origin, and union activity; the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and federal and Ohio “whistleblower” protection laws; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) on a variety of employment-related matters.
Elizabeth previously worked for a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest healthcare systems in the country where she assisted in ensuring nation-wide compliance with the FLSA; responded to complaints with the EEOC; assisted in the defense of an employer against National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charges; and has assisted in employment discrimination and FMLA interference trials.
Elizabeth is an active member of Northwest Ohio Human Resources Association (NOHRA), the Toledo Women’s Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section of the Ohio State Bar Association and Labor and Employment and Young Lawyer Committee of the Toledo Bar Association. Elizabeth has known she wanted to be a lawyer since sixth grade and graduated law school and undergraduate from University of Toledo with honors, cum laude (go Rockets!). During law school, Elizabeth was a member of Law Review and was the contributing Symposium Editor, Vice President of the Student Bar Association, and earned highest ranking student in Employment & Constitutional Law. In her leisure time, Elizabeth enjoys playing tennis, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and spending time with friends and family, and her two golden retrievers, Gabby and Gracie.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2018