Elizabeth B. Chilcoat
Elizabeth B. Chilcoat

Associate

Phone: 303.299.8070

Fax: 303.298.0940

echilcoat@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Louisa Boyte
303.299.8444

Areas of Emphasis

Labor and Employment

Education

  • Juris Doctor, with honors, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2008
    • Primary Editor, Washington University Global Studies Law Review
  • Former Certification, Professional in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, cum laude, Grinnell College, 2000
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Elizabeth Chilcoat enjoys working with employers to effectively manage their employees to optimize their businesses. Since passing the bar, Elizabeth’s practice has focused on advising employers about their policies and practices, as well as representing employers in disputes with their employees. Whether she is advocating for them before a court or advising them about how to handle a sticky employee situation, Elizabeth’s clients benefit from her pragmatic approach to employer and employee issues. Prior to joining Sherman & Howard, Elizabeth was the head of human resources for a company that operated in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys.

Representative Matters
  • Successfully defended a favorable judgment for an employer on wrongful discharge in violation of public policy and constructive discharge claims, after employee appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
  • Obtained favorable judgment for employer on claims that it discriminated and retaliated against an employee based on disability.
  • Defended military contractor against wrongful discharge, outrageous conduct, and discrimination claims.
  • Negotiated no-cost settlement of misappropriation of trade secrets claims for manufacturer.
  • Obtained dismissal without a trial on claims that an employer retaliated against employee who requested leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Negotiated low-cost resolution of Department of Labor investigation of child labor and minimum wage violations.
  • Defended employer against charges of discrimination and retaliation, obtaining a favorable finding from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Negotiated no-cost resolution of discrimination and retaliation claims against joint venture.
  • Weil v. CareCore National, L.L.C., 833 F. Supp. 2d 1289 (D. Colo. 2011).
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Colorado, 2008
  • Recording Secretary, Denver Biennial of the Americas Board of Directors, 2014-present
Honors and Awards
  • Rising Star in Colorado Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer
    Super Lawyers
    2013 – 2018
Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Equal Pay in a #MeToo World
    Sherman & Howard Labor and Employment Blog
    March 19, 2018
  • Pinkie Promises or Blood Oaths? Using Social Clauses in U.S. Free Trade Agreements to Eradicate Child Labor
    7 Washington University Global Stud. L. Rev. 307
    2008

 

Recent Presentations

  • Crisis: It Happens
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2018
  • The Colorado General Assembly’s 2017 Cornucopia: A Legislative Update
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2017
  • The EEOC’s ‘Reboot’ of Your Workplace Harassment Prevention Efforts
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Conference
    April 2017
  • Exit Barriers: What Employees Can’t Waive Now
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference Agenda
    May 2016
  • Exit Barriers: What Employees Can’t Waive Now
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Seminar
    April 2016
  • Coastal Squeeze: State Law Trends
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    April 2015
  • Hospitality HR Bootcamp
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    April 2015
  • Ready, Aim, Hire!
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Conference
    April 2015
Previous Experience
  • Director of Human Resources, Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Inc., 2000-2005