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How to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

Employers can take many steps to help combat sexual harassment. If your employer has not protected you, contact our sexual harassment attorneys today.


Signs of Employment Discrimination

Can you recognize employment discrimination? Here are several common signs of discrimination in the workplace.


What is a Protected Class in the Workplace?

When is discrimination in the workplace illegal? Barrett & Farahany can help you learn more about protected classes in the workplace.


What Is Considered Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Recognizing sexual harassment in the workplace is not always easy. Barrett & Farahany can help you understand when this may be unlawful.


Ways Retaliation Occurs in the Workplace

Retaliation can occur in many different ways. Learn more about some of the common ways retaliation may take place in the workplace.


What to Do When You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work

Many don’t know what to do when they experience sexual harassment at work. The attorneys of Barrett & Farahany are here to help.


Workplace Retaliation: When Your Employer Goes Too Far

You might have been a victim of workplace retaliation without even knowing what workplace retaliation is. Therefore, we first need to understand what workplace retaliation is. Workplace retaliation is a widely encompassing term and can consist of many different things. Perhaps the best way to des…


FMLA: Who is covered by the Family Medical Leave Act?

The Family Medical Leave Act, more commonly known by its acronym FMLA, is a labor law designed to provide certain rights to workers. Under the FMLA eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year without facing job loss threats. However, such leave can only be granted under c…


How To Prove A Hostile Work Environment?

Hostile work environments are not the easiest things to prove, but there are clear signs and evidence that you can consistently find across many examples. The attorneys at Barrett & Farahany can use these signs and evidence to prove that you and others have suffered a hostile work environment at the hands of your employer.


Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Pregenancy discrimination is a reality faced by many women in the workplace whether they are in low-wage, physically demanding occupations, high-wage occupations, or even workplaces dedicated to supporting women. So, what exactly is pregnancy discrimination? Pregnancy discrimination is essentiall…


Fostering A Healthy Workplace Culture

Fostering a healthy workplace culture is known to increase not just employee well-being but client satisfaction as well. Read more about what kind of benefits you can reap by fostering a healthy workplace culture, and what Barrett & Farahany has to offer when it comes to working at our firm.


Should I get a lawyer for an unemployment appeal?

After receiving a denied unemployment claim, you have a chance to make an appeal. But the timeline is tight, the process can be complicated and it’s certain that your former employer will have legal representation. That’s why a lawyer who specializes in unemployment claims can help. Having an att…


Can I sue for wrongful termination?

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?

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…


What you should know before agreeing to a severance package

After a layoff, anxious employees sometimes sign whatever severance agreement they’re offered, failing to appreciate that they may have more leverage to negotiate than they’d expect. While companies are under no obligation to even offer severance, many do so, eager to demonstrate their goodwill, …


Understanding Equity in Hiring

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 are pregnant employees protected against discrimination?

Many women are pregnant at some point during their working life, yet workplaces often still treat pregnancy as an impossible obstacle to hiring, career advancement or even continued employment. After giving birth and returning to work, new mothers often face judgment, questions about their commit…

How Does the Law Protect Religious Freedom in the Workplace?

How Does the Law Protect Religious Freedom in the Workplace?

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

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.


How to Spot Workplace Retaliation

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…


Employee Spotlight: Lacey Wilson

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…


Is Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance Legal in Georgia?

For anyone who works in a retail job, or who may have in the past, it’s no surprise that much of the work takes place under employer surveillance. Cameras are likely visible on the floor, in the stockroom and near the exits.


Summary Judgment Orders From September

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:
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Employee Spotlight: Cameron Tipton

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…

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