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Summary Judgment Orders From June

Posted by B&F Contributor | Jul 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Butts v. Centimark Corp.; District Judge Cohen and Magistrate Judge Salinas; race discrimination and retaliation; Summary Judgment: Granted. Natasha L. Franklin v. Northside Hospital, Inc.; District Judge Grimberg and Magistrate Larkins; ADA ...

What to Know About Hostile Work Environments

Posted by B&F Contributor | Jul 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

As more employees return to in-person work and hiring ramps up, it's important for workers to know their rights as well as what constitutes a hostile or intimidating work setting. After months of isolated remote work or staggered schedules where communication was often virtual and employees were ...

Summary Judgment Orders - May

Posted by B&F Contributor | Jul 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lindsey Waldera v. Marketsource, Inc.; District Judge Batten Sr. and Magistrate Judge Larkins; Pay Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, and retaliation claims; Summary Judgment: Recommend Grant.  Natasha L. Franklin v. Northside Hospital, Inc.; District Judge Grimberg and Magistrate Larkins; ADA ...

Sexual Harassment and the Pandemic

Posted by B&F Contributor | May 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the way we work, but it didn't keep sexual harassment at bay. Even with fewer people in offices, a dispersed workforce, and many interactions virtual for the past year, the problem has persisted and, in some cases, worsened. As women moved home to work, the ...

The New FFCRA and What It Means for You

Posted by B&F Contributor | Apr 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) received a lot of attention for its third round of stimulus checks. As time has passed, however, it appears the continuation and expansion of emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and expanded Family and Medical Leave (EFML) might have an even greater impact on some...

Equal Pay Day 2021

Posted by B&F Contributor | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

How many extra days past year-end does it take a woman to earn what a man did in just 12 months? For the previous year, it was an additional 83 days. Equal Pay Day, the day set aside to raise awareness about the gender pay gap, falls on March 24, 2021. It's been 24 years since this day was or...

Jefferson v Sewon Success Story

Posted by B&F Contributor | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Barrett & Farahany successfully represented Jerberee Jefferson in a claim alleging retaliatory discharge, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, against Sewon America. Sewon America is an automotive parts manufacturer and supplier and the American subsidiary of Korean company Sewon Precision Industry Co. Under Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision, employers are prohibited from firing or otherwise retaliating against employees for making discriminatory complaints.

Barrett & Farahany Takes Discrimination Case To Supreme Court

Posted by B&F Contributor | Feb 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Barrett & Farahany is taking the issue of discrimination to the U.S. Supreme Court and asking the justices to clarify the way courts should analyze evidence in motions for summary judgment in employment discrimination cases. On February 8, the firm filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari on behalf of Roddie Melvin, a former Federal Express Corporation managing director.

Can You Be Fired for Your Age?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Feb 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

There's an adage that individuals get wiser as they get older, but that saying doesn't help when it comes to older individuals keeping their jobs in downtimes. While federal law prohibits age discrimination in employee terminations, age-related firings increase by 3.4% for each percentage point i...

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