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Can I sue for wrongful termination?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

After pouring time, energy and talent into your work, it's frustrating to be fired from your job without warning and without explanation. But Georgia and Alabama are at-will employment states, meaning employers may fire employees at any time and for any reason, provided they have not violated any...

What is a non-compete agreement?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the rush of onboarding, it's sometimes easy to overlook an important new hire document—the non-compete agreement. Employers often put forward non-competes to maintain their edge against competitors. But while these contracts are common, they're not always fair to employees. When does a non-com...

Understanding Equity in Hiring

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Jan 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Discussions of workplace discrimination often center on actions that occur during someone's time as an employee. But workplace safeguards extend to the hiring process as well, and it's illegal for employers of a certain size to discriminate against applicants due to their protected characteristic...

How Does the Law Protect Religious Freedom in the Workplace?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Just this fall, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced three major settlements involving religious discrimination lawsuits. The cases, which originated in Maryland, Florida and Colorado, demonstrated how workers from any part of the country, and of any religious background, can face harassment, miss opportunities or be denied accommodation due to their beliefs.

Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mental health, once a taboo topic for many employers, became a top business consideration in 2021 as people became more open during the pandemic about the challenges they face. According to a Harvard Business Review report, two-thirds of surveyed employees told someone they work with about a mental health challenge in the past year—an increase from the original 2019 survey.

Employee Spotlight: Lacey Wilson

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Nov 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lacey Wilson is a law clerk with Barrett & Farahany's Alabama Trial Practice Group and a third-year law student at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. Lacey has worked in a variety of areas of the judicial system since she was a teenager, beginning as a clerk's assistant...

How To Spot Workplace Retaliation

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Nov 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports its annual charges based on categories of discrimination. Year after year, retaliation tops the list, accounting for more than half of cases in 2020. While some workplace retaliation may seem obvious—a sudden firing or demotio...

Summary Judgment Orders From September

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Nov 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

DeLoach v. CSX Transportation, Inc.; District Judge Mark H. Cohen and Magistrate Judge Alan J. Baverman; ADA – Reasonable Accommodation; Summary Judgment: Granted.   Case Name: TBD Nature of the Order: TBD Magistrate Judge: TBD District Judge: TBD Claims & Outcomes: Whether ...

Employee Spotlight: Cameron Tipton

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cameron is an associate at Barrett & Farahany'sBirmingham office. Cameron earned her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she served on the managing board of the Alabama Law Review as web editor. She was also a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, and she ass...

Fair Credit Reporting Act

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do I have a Fair Credit Reporting Act claim? So much in life rests on your credit report: your ability to obtain a mortgage, a car loan or even a job. And when someone makes a mistake, whether it’s the credit reporting agency, your creditors or debt collectors, it can have a huge impact on your life. You may unfairly lose an opportunity, take on debt at a higher interest rate or face judgment from prospective employers.

Barrett & Farahany's First Post-Merger Case Featured on NBC News

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

NBC News recently featured a story on Fariba Moeinpour, a research scientist and a Barrett and Farahany client who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The suit, which is Barrett and Farahany’s first as a multistate firm, alleges that Moeinpour’s co-worker harassed her for years because of Moeinpour’s Iranian ethnicity.

Wage Discrimination

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

While the pandemic has disproportionally disrupted women's presence in the workforce, inequality has been there all along. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women with full-time wages or salaries earned just 82 percent of what men earned in 2019—a ratio that has barely budged since 200...

Summary Judgment Orders From August

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Sep 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

DeLoach v. CSX Transportation, Inc.; District Judge Mark H. Cohen and Magistrate Judge Alan J. Baverman; ADA – Reasonable Accommodation; Summary Judgment: Granted. Hendricks v. Henry County, Georgia; District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. and Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard; Discrimination u...

Summary Judgment Orders From July

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Sep 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Brooks v. Steadfast Services, Inc.; District Judge Amy Totenberg; Breach of Contract; Summary Judgment Denied. Crittendon et al v. International Follies, Inc. et al Davis v. Dekalb County, Georgia Farrakhan v. Dal Global Services D/B/A Delta Global Services, Delta Airlines, and John Does 1–10 ...

How to Know When You Have A Case: Unfair vs. Illegal

Posted by B&F Contributor | Aug 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Employment law cases are particularly complex due to the subtleties involved. There is often a fine line between something that is unfair and something that violates federal or state laws. Employment attorneys spend early consultations with clients determining if a particular situation is illegal or just unfair. Here are some of the most common situations we hear about:

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 ...

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