Jennifer Diane Spyker has been working to protect employee rights since 2013. Her career is exclusively dedicated to representing employees from all walks of life, ranging from hourly employees to corporate executives.
Jennifer is experienced in handling employment disputes against private and public employers ranging from discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, wage and hour, severance negotiations, non-compete, trade secret, and confidentiality disputes, executive compensation, and First Amendment and due process violations which arise in public employment.
In addition to litigating on behalf of employees in state and federal courts in North Carolina, Jennifer provides swift and effective guidance to those navigating complex separations, reasonable accommodation and medical leave requests, disciplinary actions, and other concerns where state and federal employment rights are at stake.
Jennifer is known in the employment law community for being very thorough and prepared, and ready and willing to take on challenging cases. The results are demonstrated in successful rulings in state and federal courts in North Carolina. Other attorneys have called upon Jennifer to help with legal research, writing, and trial assistance.
Jennifer volunteered as CLE Co-Chair for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Employment Law Section from 2016-2020 where she helped organize continuing legal education programs for plaintiffs’ employment lawyers. She also provides pro bono representation through the Western District of North Carolina’s Pro Se Settlement Assistance Program. Jennifer has been included in Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” since 2017 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America since 2021.
Over the years, Jennifer and her husband have fostered rescues in their home through the Charlotte Humane Society and other rescue organizations.