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How a Small Business Can Handle Issues of Discrimination

By Barrett & Farahany |

As a small business owner, you will want to be sure that you have taken steps to ensure that you are not susceptible to complaints of discrimination. If you do obtain a complaint from a potential employee, it’s important that you take the necessary steps in response. Failing to do so could cause serious problems…..Read More »

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When Employer’s Go Too Far – Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Barrett & Farahany |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) limits an employer’s ability to make disability-related inquiries or require medical examinations. During employment, employers “shall not require a medical examination and shall not make inquiries of an employee as to whether such employee is an individual with a disability or as to the nature and severity of the…..Read More »

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#MeToo Civil Assault Cases

By Barrett & Farahany |

On Wednesday, April 25, Kathy Harrington Sullivan participated in a panel presentation on pursuing civil claims for sexual assault victims. Topics included approaches for effectively assessing and investigating potential claims, frequently encountered evidentiary issues, proving liability and maximizing damages. A recorded version of the presentation is available: https://www.straffordpub.com/products/litigating-metoo-civil-assault-cases-potential-claims-and-defendants-proving-liability-evidentiary-issues-2018-04-25Read More »

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Avoiding Common Timeliness Pitfalls to Claims of Sexual Harassment in the Federal Workplace

By Barrett & Farahany |

In this #metoo era, federal employees facing sexual harassment, many of whom have long remained silent due to fears of career setbacks or other retaliation, may finally feel more comfortable coming forward. Unfortunately, some are finding that the #metoo wave has come too little, too late, literally. Federal employees, unlike private sector employees, are required…..Read More »

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The Corporation and the Individual: Human Capital and Beyond

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On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Amanda A. Farahany spoke as a panel member at the 2018 Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review Symposium: The Corporation and the Individual. In a presentation entitled “The Corporation and the Individual: Human Capital and Beyond,” Ms. Farahany discussed how the gig economy is impacting workers and highlighted the importance of equal access to justice. 2018 Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review Symposium: The…..Read More »

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Hospital Team Leads Get Trial on Overtime Claims

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On March 16, Barrett & Farahany attorneys Benjamin Stark and Severin Roberts successfully overcame a motion for summary judgement in Sanchez v. St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Sys., Inc., 2018 BL 90861, S.D. Ga., No. CV 416-225.  Stark and Roberts represented two former employees of a hospital who were not paid overtime.  The hospital’s attorneys moved for summary judgment, claiming the former employees were…..Read More »

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Sexual harassment claims in the workplace

By Barrett & Farahany |

Sexual harassment, by employers or otherwise, is nothing new. But with the recent social media campaigns that focus on standing up and fighting back, like the #metoo movement, a lot of questions have been raised about what rights women have when it comes to recourse for sexual harassment, including the one heard most frequently: “Can…..Read More »

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Can a DUI Affect Employment?

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A DUI conviction is not supposed to prohibit an otherwise qualified candidate from being hired, however, an employer has a right to question the potential employee about the circumstances of the charge. Of course, an employee whose job responsibilities include driving may be unable to maintain or pursue this type of employment because of the…..Read More »

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Current Trends in Employment Laws

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A Board Certified Employment Lawyer Specialist’s Viewpoint: When I first started practicing employment law over 20 years ago, the economy was in the dot com boom and employment law likewise flourished as employers needed employment contracts drafted and employees needed contracts reviewed. When the economy did a spin, contract-related work diminished, and consultations concerning wrongful…..Read More »

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Barrett & Farahany and Georgia State University Begin Ground-Breaking Legal Analytics Project

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In 2013, Barrett & Farahany commissioned a study to determine the outcomes of cases at a motion for summary judgment. The results were shocking: over eighty percent of cases were dismissed at summary judgment by the federal district court in Atlanta. A further study revealed that Atlanta’s federal court dismissed more cases at summary judgment…..Read More »

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