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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...

An Unprecedented Holiday Party Season

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last year, nearly 76% of companies planned to hold holiday parties. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only about 23% of companies are planning a year-end celebration, and 74% of those will be virtual events, according to a survey done by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. This big drop wil...

Tis the Season for Wrongful Termination Claims

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Dec 11, 2020 | 1 Comment

Given the tough fiscal year for many companies, employers may be looking to cut costs and balance the books. One way they'll do this is by letting go of employees, even on the cusp of the holiday season.  Todd Stanton – principal of Stanton Law – and Amanda Farahany – managing partner at Barrett...

Can You Get Fired For Being Sick?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Did you know that your employer can fire you for virtually any reason? Most employees who are terminated immediately seek answers as to why they are being fired. However, since Georgia is an at-will employment state, employers do not need to provide a reason. And even if they do provide a reason, most any reason is sufficient, as long as it’s not a reason prohibited by law.

What You're Owed When Leaving a Job

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 22, 2020 | 2 Comments

It's been a very interesting year for the job market in Georgia, and you may find yourself considering a change in employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, this is a necessary change as their companies downsize. For others, it's a chance to make a move they've been considering for some ...

The Role of Politics in the Workplace

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The social temperature in our city and country is high and flowing into the workplace, be it through discussion or attire with a political logo, wrote Amanda Farahany, managing partner of Barrett & Farahany, and Todd Stanton, principal of Stanton Law, in an article published in the September 9, 2...

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