Ms. Burford represents management in employment-related litigation concerning claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment compensation, wage and hour, and workers’ compensation. Ms. Burford also regularly provides training on issues such as employee discipline, harassment and workplace violence prevention, litigation avoidance, and workplace policies and procedures.
Along with her time representing employers, Ms. Burford is a Hearing Officer for the Personnel Board of Jefferson County. In this role, she serves as a quasi-arbitrator hearing cases and recommending action with respect to employee disciplinary appeals for the largest county employer in Alabama.
In addition to her time spent as a frequent lecturer to industry groups, human resources professionals, and safety personnel, Ms. Burford also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law where she has taught classes in both Workplace Law and Workers’ Compensation since 2007.
Outside of work, Ms. Burford is an avid whitewater kayaker currently servicing as Vice President of the Birmingham Canoe Club and teaching as a certified instructor for the American Canoe Association throughout the southeastern United States.