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Kevin A. Fritz

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5586
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Kevin Fritz is an associate in the Labor & Employment practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Fritz joined the firm initially as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law.  He represents employers in all aspects of employment defense, including discrimination, workplace harassment and retaliation claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as various other state and local statutes.  He also counsels employers on ADA Title III public accommodation matters as well as compliance issues related to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  Mr. Fritz has experience in a wide variety of matters ranging from single plaintiff arbitrations to complex class-action employment discrimination cases.

During law school, Mr. Fritz worked to neutralize discrimination systemically at the EEOC in the Office of Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum.  He has an appreciable amount of experience analyzing charges of discrimination and reviewing best practice guidelines that adhere to the strongest employment policies.  He has also worked in then-Senator Barack Obama’s Office on Capitol Hill, where he investigated health care policy issues for constituents, specifically focusing on Illinois’ rural population and the autism spectrum. 

Mr. Fritz speaks extensively on various aspects of disability, diversity, and empowerment, and the importance of workplaces that reflect the society in which we live.  He has been recognized nationally by the American Bar Association as someone who is "transforming the legal profession."

Kevin Fritz is an associate in the Labor & Employment practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Fritz joined the firm initially as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law.  He represents employers in all aspects of employment defense, including discrimination, workplace harassment and retaliation claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as various other state and local statutes.  He also counsels employers on ADA Title III public accommodation matters as well as compliance issues related to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  Mr. Fritz has experience in a wide variety of matters ranging from single plaintiff arbitrations to complex class-action employment discrimination cases.

During law school, Mr. Fritz worked to neutralize discrimination systemically at the EEOC in the Office of Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum.  He has an appreciable amount of experience analyzing charges of discrimination and reviewing best practice guidelines that adhere to the strongest employment policies.  He has also worked in then-Senator Barack Obama’s Office on Capitol Hill, where he investigated health care policy issues for constituents, specifically focusing on Illinois’ rural population and the autism spectrum. 

Mr. Fritz speaks extensively on various aspects of disability, diversity, and empowerment, and the importance of workplaces that reflect the society in which we live.  He has been recognized nationally by the American Bar Association as someone who is "transforming the legal profession."

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis
    Primary Editor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy
    Board Member, Wiley Rutledge Moot Court
    Executive Director of Advocacy, National Association of Law Students with Disabilities
    Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Graduating Class Commencement Speaker

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • Northern District of Illinois

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Access Living
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Association of School Boards

Presentations

  • “ADA Compliance & Your Business Workshop,” presented by RPBA, The Law Project and the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Chicago, IL (January 26, 2017)
  • "Lived Experiences," Department of Occupational Science and Therapy, St. Louis University (2013)
  • "Living a Motivated Life," Department of Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis (2012)
  • “Siemens Disability Affinity Group Launch,” St. Louis Missouri (2011)
  • “Disability Awareness Month Kickoff,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Supreme Court Rules that Title II and Section 504 Claims Can Proceed to Court Without Exhausting IDEA Administrative Process If Relief Sought is Not For Denial of FAPE,” Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (February 27, 2017)
  • "25 Ways To Celebrate ADA's 25th Anniversary," Law360 (July 24, 2015)
  • Co-Author, "New Lawsuit Levels Latest Attack on College Athlete Amateur Status," One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 12, 2014)
  • Co-Author, "Illinois Joins Other States Restricting Employer Use Of Criminal Background Checks," One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (July 21, 2014)
  • Co-Author, "Pregnancy Discrimination, Accommodations and Issues For Retailers," Retail Detail, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (July 10, 2014)
  • Co-Author, "OFCCP Issues Additional FAQs: Clarifies Data Collection Analysis, Self-Identification, Utilization Goals and Hiring Benchmarks," Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 23, 2014)
  • “Why It’s Important to Tell Your Superstar Employee Not to Sweep The Floor Before Her Shift,” Wage & Hour Tip of the Week, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 9, 2014)
  • Co-Author, "Employee calls OSHA, can she now refuse to work?" Workplace Whistleblower, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 26, 2013)
  • Co-Author, "The EEOC Targets Staffing And Recruitment Firms As It Seeks To Eliminate Barriers In Recruitment And Hiring," Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 13, 2013)