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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 ...

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.

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