Tracy defends private employers, public entities and individuals in all areas of employment-related litigation. Tracy’s practice also includes counseling employers on compliance with workplace laws.
Tracy is the Chair of the firm’s Employment Group.
Tracy regularly defends private and public entities in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before administrative and government agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Delaware Department of Labor. She represents employers in cases alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1981 and 1983, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination), as well as claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical and Leave Act, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law, USERRA and state wage and hour laws.
Tracy’s practice includes providing risk management advice, guidance and training to employers and management personnel on matters including handbooks and policies, on-site anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA compliance, and discipline and termination strategies.
Her practice also includes defense of public and quasi-public agencies and law enforcement officers against claims of constitutional violations such as Section 1983, due process, equal protection, excessive force, malicious prosecutions and conspiracy.
Tracy has achieved an “AV” Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment.
Tracy is the Chair of Weber Gallagher’s Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Tracy A. Walsh
Partner, Chair, Employment Group
Obtained dismissal of civil rights claims for state constable in federal court case brought by a company.
Obtained dismissal of civil rights claims, including malicious prosecution, wrongful seizure and excessive force, as well as state law claims, for nonprofit organization and law enforcement officer in two federal court cases.
Obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, of disability discrimination and retaliation claims under ADA, PHRA and FMLA for healthcare provider in a federal court case brought by a former employee.
- 05.30.17"Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Employees with Addiction Issues, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
- 03.01.17"The Interplay of FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation," Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
- 03.20.15Presenter, "Employment Law Update: Managing in 2015 and Beyond," eXude, Philadelphia, PA
Wells v. Retinovitreous Associates, (3d Cir. 2017) (disability discrimination retaliation)
Salvo v. Duryea Borough, M.D. Pa. 2013 (sex/pregnancy discrimination & First Amendment)
Pfeiffer v. Borough of Slatington, 2010 WL 3933278 (E.D. Pa. 2010) (First Amendment)
Doby v. Decrescenzo, 171 F.3d 858 (3d Cir. 1999) (defamation/invasion of privacy)
Varela v. Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services, 68 F.Supp.2d 575 (E.D. Pa. 1999) (disability discrimination).
Professional & Community Involvement
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Defense Research Institute, Employment Law Committee, Governmental Liability Committee
Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission
215.972.7900 ext. 7801