Equal Employment Law
Kenneth Walton has been employed as an Attorney-Advisor with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since January 2004. Kenneth currently serves as Counsel to the DHS Equal Employment Opportunity Program providing legal advice and counsel to the departmental discrimination complaint adjudication program under federal anti-discrimination statutes including: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1967; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Equal Pay Act; as well as Executive Order anti-discrimination prohibitions.
Kenneth is also responsible for compliance with federal sector affirmative employment requirements and support activities. Prior to joining DHS, Kenneth was employed as the primary legal counsel and Chief of Policy and Compliance for the EEO program at the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, United States Department of Justice.
Kenneth also worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Labor, litigating occupational safety and health, fair labor standards, immigration and discrimination cases in federal district court and in administrative proceedings where he received the Assistant Secretary’s Award for Groundbreaking Litigation.
Kenneth received his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati and his J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he received both the John Wragg Kellogg and Martin Luther King Jr. Academic awards.
Kenneth is admitted in the state of Ohio and the District of Columbia and is a member of the courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
updated: November 1, 2012