Bombshell Isn’t Just a Movie: Sexual Harassment Is Real
Slated to air on Fox 5 Morning News Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Work takes up a lot of time. In accepting a job, you make an inherent agreement with your employer to provide your time and skills in exchange for a particular rate of pay. But what happens if you work overtime? And, when you do, are you getting all the pay you’re entitled to receive?
We are all too familiar with the cross-generational insults being tossed back and forth between various age groups intolerant of each other’s ideology, but are dismissive retorts such as “OK Boomer” and “OK Millennial” really appropriate exchanges to have in a professional workplace?
V. Severin Roberts, a partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, has been selected as a Top Rated employment litigation attorney in Atlanta by Super Lawyers for 2020. Only five percent of attorneys in the state make it to any Super Lawyers list.
We here at Barrett & Farahany hope your holiday season is happy and trouble-free, but if you find yourself a target of sexually harassing behavior, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. One of our experienced attorneys will welcome your call and will help you determine what steps you should take to protect yourself and your job.
Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, has earned a spot on the “Top 50: 2020 Women Georgia Super Lawyers” list. Farahany was also honored with the Top 50 distinction in 2019 and has been recognized as a Top Rated Super Lawyer every year since 2014. Only five percent of attorneys in the state make it to any Super Lawyers list.
Atlanta employment law firm Barrett & Farahany has been recognized in the 10th Edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in not only one, but two practice areas.
In an at-will state (most are), the hard truth is that none of us are entitled to our jobs, but we are entitled to legal protections at work in certain circumstances. If one of the protected issues is involved in the mistreatment or retaliation, then complaints (whether made internally or lodged with the EEOC) that allege protected issues are involved are protected complaints for which the employee cannot legally be retaliated against or terminated.
Even though there is still quite a bit of leeway for employers to terminate with abandon in an at-will state (which most states are), there are some circumstances where CBD-related terminations may give rise to claims against the employer or the drug-testing company.
In addition to protection from age discrimination by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), workers who are over 40 and considering a severance package have safeguards under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA). If an agreement includes release of age discrimination (ADEA) c...
Amanda Farahany is featured in Women's Business Daily this week on the the legal implications of workplace gossip.
Pay discrimination claims can be brought under Title VII or the EPA, or both, but there are strategic features of each that must be considered. EPA claims left to languish during long EEOC investigations may be lost forever. If you believe you have an equal pay claim, talk with an attorney sooner rather than later so that you don’t risk losing any rights.
It’s been nearly two years since the #MeToo movement became a focus of attention in the media, on Twitter and in our daily lives. In that time, awareness and open discussions about sexual harassment have increased significantly. As celebrities, corporate executives, and public figures have been identified and held accountable, in various ways, for their alleged acts of sexual harassment, hope bloomed that positive change was on the horizon for women across the country. Change has come, particularly in the workplace, but sometimes in the form of backlash.
ATLANTA (August 28, 2019) – Barrett & Farahany has been distinguished as the most active plaintiff’s firm in Georgia for employment case filings from 2016 to 2018. This news was revealed in the “Employment Litigation in the Southeast” report, published by legal analytics company Lex Machina in August 2019.
We are proud to announce that Barrett & Farahany attorneys Amanda A. Farahany and V. Severin Roberts have been recognized lawyers of The Best Lawyers in America (2020 Edition). Amanda A. Farahany Employment Law Litigation - Labor Employment V. Severin Roberts Litigation - Labor Em...
Amanda A. Farahany was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, " Odds stacked against victims of sexual harassment in Georgia". Click here to read the full article.
Attorney Amanda A. Farahany was recnetly featured in Law.com's Daily report titled: Should Georgia Bar Licensing Authorities Ask Applicants About Their Mental Health?. Click here to read the full article.
Executive Profile: Atlanta employment attorney brings voice, justice to victims Atlanta employment attorney Amanda A. Farahany said what keeps her going through difficult cases of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, wrongful termination and other workplace issues is her opportunity to give...
Amanda Farahany describes herself as “an originalist when it comes to the constitution,” as she explains why she has such a strong desire to change the judicial system so that juries make a larger percentage of the decisions. The managing partner of Barrett & Farahany stresses the “important...
We are proud to announce thatAmanda A. Farahany is featured as @atlbizchron Executive Profile this week. "Amanda A. Farahany brings voice, justice to victims." Page 34A.
Attorney Amanda Farahany contributes in Women's Business Daily article: "Pregnancy and Your Workplace: Know Your Rights"
Employment lawyer Amanda Farahany of Atlanta's Barrett & Farahany was a contributor of Women's Business Daily article: "Pregnancy and Your Workplace: Know Your Rights". “When you learn that you are expecting a baby, you likely want to focus on your health and the well-being of your growing fam...
Attorney Amanda Farahany featured in Business Daily article: "Split 11th Circuit Court Eases Job Discrimination Standard Slightly"
Employment lawyer Amanda Farahany of Atlanta's Barrett & Farahany was critical of the court's conclusion. “The Eleventh Circuit has taken a confusing standard and made it convoluted, and increased the burden on plaintiffs,” said Farahany, who is not involved in the case. “The only thing that i...
Managing partner Amanda Farahany featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle's People on the Move! Click here to view the article!
On March 2, 2019, Barrett & Farahany partner Kathy Harrington Sullivan participated as a panel member in a question and answer session entitled "Technology Realities," hosted by the Association of Entrepreneurial Attorneys at the 2019 AEA Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Panel members engaged with attendees about ne...