Geoffrey Lindley

Geoffrey is a Member with Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., and has been associated with the Firm since receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee in 2001. Geoffrey concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law litigation (representing employers only), municipal law and government tort liability, civil rights litigation, and workers’ compensation. His employment practice includes advising employers on issues concerning all areas of employment and human resource concerns, including law such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other laws applicable to employers, and litigating employment claims for employers. He also has experience representing police departments and municipalities in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 litigation. He frequently speaks to attorneys and HR professionals at educational conferences and seminars on employment issues. He is a member of the Firm’s Tort and Insurance Practice Group and the Employment Law and Civil Rights Practice Group.

 

 

Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association
Jackson Madison County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

 

 

Papers, Presentations and Publications

December 5, 2018: Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Webinar, “Employment Law Update”

November 7, 2018: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law”

November 7, 2018: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Dealing with Employees on Leave”

Are Class Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Enforceable? The Supreme Court says Yes, but Employers Should Carefully Consider Their Usage, HR Professionals Magazine, Vol. 8: Issue 7, July 2018

May 2, 2018: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law”

May 2, 2018: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Legal Aspects of Employee Discipline and Investigations”

November 1, 2017: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law”

October 26, 2017: Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Webinar, “Employer Provided Leave and the ADA”

September 29, 2017: Obion County Bar Association, “The Dirty Dozen-12 Ways Small Businesses Violate Employment Laws”

August 22, 2017: West TN Society for Human Resources Management, “Mental Disabilities in the Workplace”

August 18, 2017: West TN Healthcare Corporate Wellness-Employer Forum, “Getting Your Wellness Program in Shape”

May 10, 2017: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law”

May 10, 2017: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “HR in Film”

April 4, 2017: West TN Society for Human Resources Management, “Workplace Romance”

January 18, 2017:  West TN Society for Human Resources Management, “EEOC’s New Resource:  Employer-Provided Leave and ADA

May 4, 2016:  West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law

November 3, 2015: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law

November 3, 2015: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “HR Jeopardy

May 6, 2015: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law

May 6, 2015: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Know the Umpires: Understanding the EEOC & THRC

November 12, 2014: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law

November 12, 2014: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Q&A with Attorney Panel

May 14, 2014: West TN Society for Human Resources Management Employment Law Conference, “Case Studies in Employment Law

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Survival Guide for Employers; DRI – For the Defense, January 2014

Case Studies in Discrimination and Employment Law Update; November 2013 Employment Law Conference Sponsored by West Tennessee SHRM

How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Employers, HR Professionals Magazine, June 2013

Case Studies in Discrimination and Affordable Care Act Checklist; May 2013 Employment Law Conference Sponsored by West Tennessee SHRM

April 18, 2013:  Volunteer Chapter, Society for Human Resource Management  “Case Studies:  Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act”

April 11, 2013: TennesseePublicManagementAssociationState Conference  “Case Studies:  Discrimination in Public Employment Law”

Panelist, Health Care Reform, Memphis Daily News Seminar Series, April 4, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act – Navigating a Regulatory Minefield, HR Professionals Magazine, Vol. 2: Issue 12, December 2012

Affordable Care Act for General Practitioners: 13 Months and Counting, TBA CLE Program, December 7, 2012

Navigating Through Rough Seas: FMLA Case Studies; November 2012 Employment Law Conference Sponsored by West Tennessee SHRM

Safe Sailing with Workplace Technology: Legal Issues Created by the Proliferation of IT; November 2012 Employment Law Conference Sponsored by West Tennessee SHRM

A Case Study on Unlawful Harassment – When Can a Company Employee be Held Personally Liable?  HR Professionals Magazine, Vol. 2: Issue 6, June 2012

Social Media and the Workplace: Powerful Tool or Employer Nightmare; May 2012 Employment Law Conference Sponsored by West Tennessee SHRM

Case Studies: Harassment in the Workplace; May 2012 Employment Law Conference Sponsored by West Tennessee SHRM

Legal Guide to Hiring; November 2011 Employment Law Conference Sponsored by West Tennessee SHRM

 

Representative and Published Cases

  • Hullom v. City of Jackson, Tennessee, 620 F.Supp.2d 895 (W.D. Tenn. 2009).
  • Conner v. City of Jackson, Tennessee, 669 F. Supp.2d 886, 893 (W.D. Tenn. 2009).
  • Shell v. Caterpillar Precision Machined Castings, 2006 WL 266563 (Tenn. Workers Comp. Panel, Jan. 19, 2006).
  • Cotham v. Perry County, 2003 WL 1798116, (Tenn. Workers Comp. Panel, April 07, 2003).