Sacred B Huff, Law Fellow at DC employment lawyers of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman and Fitch

Sacred B. Huff

 

 

Washington, DC

Sacred B. Huff is a passionate advocate for workers’ rights and economic justice. Sacred’s practice focuses on claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, failure to provide reasonable accommodations, wage and hour violations, and claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Sacred represents both private and public sector workers, including congressional staffers, legislative branch employees, and D.C. government employees. Sacred has represented clients in D.C. Superior Court, federal court, and various administrative agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the D.C. Office of Human Rights, and the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals.

 

Sacred has a wealth of experience advocating for individuals who have experienced race-based hair discrimination. She has participated in interdisciplinary discussions regarding hair discrimination and advised grassroots organizations on how to advocate for and effectuate legal protections under laws such as the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (“CROWN”) Act.

 

Sacred joined KCNF in August 2019 as a June D.W. Kalijarvi Fellow. At the completion of her fellowship, KCNF invited Sacred to continue as an associate. Before joining KCNF, Sacred interned at various non-profit organizations, including the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Bread for the City, and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

 

Sacred is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (B.A. in Sociology, magna cum laude, 2015) and the George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2019). In law school, Sacred served as the Senior Projects Editor of GW Law’s Journal of Energy & Environmental Law and was a member of the Moot Court Board. Additionally, Sacred was an active member of GW Law’s Black Law Students Association and coordinated many of the chapter’s advocacy and community service initiatives.

 

Sacred is the recipient of several awards and honors. In 2022, Sacred was recognized in the Lawyers of Color Annual Hot List for her commitment to promoting racial equity in the legal profession and her advocacy for workplace justice. Sacred also received GW Law’s Justice Thurgood Marshall Civil Liberties Award—given to a member of the graduating class who demonstrated outstanding dedication to the field of civil rights and civil liberties. Sacred also received the Michael Dillon Cooley Memorial Award after being selected by a vote from the graduating class. This award is given to the graduate who best maintained her compassion, vitality, and humanity during law school.

 

In her leisure time, Sacred enjoys writing fiction, reading, boxing, playing basketball, catching Pokémon, and traveling the world.

Bar Admissions

 

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships

 

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Member

Publications and Presentations

 

  • National Employment Lawyers Association’s Fall Seminar, Moderator/Panelist, “Moving Affirmatively—How to File Your Own Motion for Summary Judgment,” October 7, 2023
  • National Employment Lawyers Association’s 2022 Annual Convention, Panelist: “Cultivating the Next Generation of Workers’ Rights Advocates,” June 2022
  • Washington Business Journal, Employers Must Be Part of the Domestic Violence Solution for Staff, March 11, 2022
  • Movimento Indipendente x Eguali Diritti (Independent Movement for Equal Rights), Speaker, “Black Queer Lives Matter,” June 28, 2021
  • D.C. Bar Moderator, “Race-Based Hair Discrimination in the Workplace: An Interdisciplinary Discussion,” February 4, 2021
  • Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C., Speaker, “Yes, Black Hair Is Professional: Tools to Combat Hair Discrimination in the Legal Profession,” November 18, 2020
  • Brief Encounters podcast, Speaker, “Race-Based Hair Discrimination in the Workplace,” November 9, 2020
  • The George Washington University Journal of Energy and Environmental Law Overcoming Environmental Racism: A Lesson from the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 2020

Awards and Recognitions