Employment / Labor Archives - Barrett & Farahany

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Age discrimination

The History of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

As we get older, we may find ourselves less capable of doing certain jobs, particularly those with physical labor. One would think...

reasonable accommodations

What to Do When a Reasonable Accommodation Request is Denied

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) gives workers the right to request a reasonable accommodation in their workplace. This means if your...

hostile work environment actions

Effects of a Hostile Work Environment

Few things are worse for an employee than dealing with a hostile work environment. If you have been the victim of a...

genetic information discrimination, genetic information nondiscrimination act

What is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act?

Genetic information discrimination in the workplace is not a commonly known form of discrimination. If you haven’t experienced it, you may not...

High Court Sides With Whistleblower Against UBS

High Court Sides With Whistleblower Against UBS

As featured in Law360 The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday found that whistleblowers don't need to show retaliatory intent on the part...

job applicant rights

What Rights and Protections Do Job Applicants Have?

Hunting for a new job can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience. You put in all of this effort crafting a perfect...

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Harassment vs Discrimination: What’s the Difference?

As employment law attorneys, we at Barrett & Farahany have witnessed firsthand the impact that workplace harassment and workplace discrimination can have...

employee vs. independent contractor

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Legal Distinctions and Implications

The difference between an employee and an independent contractor is more than semantics; it carries significant legal implications, especially in the realm...

Amanda Farahany Testifies in Support of the Workplace Harassment Bill

Managing Partner Amanda Farahany Testifies in Support of the Workplace Harassment Bill

Today, Barrett & Farahany Managing Partner Amanda Farahany testified as an advocate of a proposed bill before the Reeves Subcommittee of the...

whistleblower law

4 Protections Whistleblowers Have

Whistleblowers play a crucial role in holding large entities, such as multi-billion dollar corporations and the U.S. government, responsible for their wrongdoing....

illegal termination

5 Illegal Reasons to Terminate an Employee

At-will employment is a type of employment relationship in which the employer or employee can terminate their employment contract at any time,...


7 Illegal Actions Under the FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides many employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid,...

document employment discrimination

5 Ways To Document Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination is, unfortunately, still a common occurrence in today’s workplace. It can be found in subtle microaggressions and overt acts of...

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Managing Partner Amanda Farahany Selected for Membership in The National Trial Lawyers

Barrett & Farahany is proud to announce managing partner Amanda Farahany has been selected for membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top...

workplace sexual harassment

Is Sexual Harassment Considered Gender Discrimination?

Many people may believe that sexual harassment automatically falls under the category of gender discrimination. However, certain factors determine whether or not...

advanced notice

Advanced Notice: When Should You Give It?

You’ve likely always been told to give two weeks' notice before quitting a job if you can. This gives your employer time...

second job

Can You Be Fired For Having a Second Job?

In today's economy, it is not uncommon for people to have multiple jobs. For many, a secondary job is how they can...

independent contractor

What is an Independent Contractor?

In today's workforce, it is becoming increasingly common for people to work as independent contractors rather than traditional salaried employees. This shift...

bereavement leave

Can You Be Fired For Taking Bereavement Leave?

Losing a loved one is never easy, and during these times of grief, the last thing you want to worry about is...

mandatory retirement age

Is a Mandatory Retirement Age Discriminatory?

When it comes to age discrimination, one of the most controversial topics that our law firm comes across is the issue of...

Barrett & Farahany Ranked in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®

Barrett & Farahany Ranked in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®

Barrett & Farahany is pleased to announce the firm has earned two Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Atlanta, GA in the categories...

Federal Jury Awards $3M in Punitive Damages Over Rescinded Job Offer to Black Applicant

Federal Jury Awards $3M in Punitive Damages Over Rescinded Job Offer to Black Applicant

As It Appeared on Law.com By Mason Lawlor A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia handed...

Jury awards $3M to candidate who claimed HR rep informed him of ‘race-matching’

Jury awards $3M to candidate who claimed HR rep informed him of ‘race-matching’

As It Appeared on HR Dive The plaintiff, who is Black, alleged that Dimerco Express USA rescinded his job offer because the...

hostile work environment

What Actions and Behaviors Contribute to a Hostile Work Environment?

While free speech in the United States allows protection from the government when expressing certain thoughts and opinions, this does not extend...

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