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Another Summary Judgment Victory for Barrett & Farahany

By Barrett & Farahany |

Just last week, on June 1st, the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reversed a district court’s summary judgment for the employer. The plaintiff in the case, an African American female, was denied a position and was told by a manager it was because they wanted a Korean for the job. The plaintiff immediately went to HR and complained about race and national origin discrimination and was fired…..Read More »

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VERIFY: Are racial hiring quotas legal?

By Barrett & Farahany |

Kathy Harrington Sullivan was interviewed by WMAZ 13, a CBS affiliate, to discuss quotas and why implementing them could be discriminatory and could lead to liability for employers. The interview aired on July 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM and can be viewed here:Read More »

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Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace and Beyond

By Barrett & Farahany |

Whether you are obtaining your first job after graduating from college or merely a few years away from retirement, you may experience some form of sexual discrimination in your lifetime. For women, sexual discrimination can be a part of functioning in the world. For hundreds of years, women have been fighting for their right to…..Read More »

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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

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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

By Barrett & Farahany |

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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