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Federal Jury Awards $3M in Punitive Damages Over Rescinded Job Offer to Black Applicant

Federal Jury Awards $3M in Punitive Damages Over Rescinded Job Offer to Black Applicant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As It Appeared on HR Dive The plaintiff, who is Black, alleged that Dimerco Express USA rescinded his job offer because the...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...


Partner Kira Fonteneau Discusses Reasonable Accommodations on an Episode of Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C.’s Video Series “The Attorneys”

Barrett & Farahany Partner Kira Fonteneau recently appeared on an episode of Birmingham personal injury law firm Hollis, Wright & Clay, P.C.’s...

$3+ million award conference with kenny faulk, amanda farahany, and severin roberts

$3+ million award in case where attorneys say Black man was denied sales job because company wanted to target ‘Caucasian market’

As It Appeared on 11Alive The case involved a foreign shipping company based in China, Dimerco Express, who allegedly only wanted a...

racial discrimination in hiring process | barrett & farahany

Metro Atlanta Man Awarded $3M in Racial Discrimination Hiring Case

As It Appeared on Atlanta News First By Zac Summers ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A metro Atlanta man who was...

Barrett & Farahany Obtains $3.39M Verdict in Fight for Employee Rights in Globalization

Barrett & Farahany Obtains $3.39M Verdict in Fight for Employee Rights in Globalization

An Atlanta jury has returned a $3.39-million-dollar verdict in a case of employer “race matching,” Faulk v. Dimerco Express, Northern District of...

Steps for Wrongful Termination

Steps to Take if You Believe You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated

It’s considered wrongful termination when an employee is unlawfully dismissed from their job. In the United States, most employees fall under the...

being furloughed

What Does it Mean to Be Furloughed?

Being furloughed isn’t unheard of, but it’s not as common as being fired or laid off. When a company is on hard...

laid-off vs. fired

Laid Off vs. Fired: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’ve been laid off or fired, losing your job is not a fun experience. However, contrary to popular belief, these two...


Ga. County Juvenile Court Judge Hit With Pregnancy Bias Suit

In a recent pregnancy bias lawsuit, a former secretary for the Hall County Juvenile Court, represented by Barrett & Farahany partner Matthew...

workplace retaliation

How to Recognize and Combat Workplace Retaliation

Workplace retaliation isn’t always obvious. Sometimes it's small, subtle, and done in such a way that you don’t realize it is happening....

workplace safety regulations

Workplace Safety Regulations: What Employees Need to Know

At Barrett & Farahany, we understand that workplace safety is an important issue that, when not treated with the utmost care, can...

remote work harassment

Does Remote Work Protect You From Workplace Harassment?

The transition to a hybrid office/remote workplace has brought new challenges with it, many of which are related to workplace harassment. As...

alternative dispute resolution

All Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution

When it comes to disputes between employees and employers, there are a variety of ways to reach a settlement without going to...

non-recruitment covenants

What are Employee Non-Recruitment Covenants?

Recently, in the case of North American Senior Benefits, LLC v. Wimmer, two insurance agents left their original employer and started up...

signs of workplace discrimination

7 Signs of Workplace Discrimination You Should Look Out For

When people think of discrimination, they often think of someone being subjected to something overt, like hate symbols, slurs, and hate crimes....

Small business employee at work.

Small Business vs. Large Corporation: How Does Employment Law Differ?

Many people work for small businesses rather than large corporations, but that doesn’t make them immune to workplace issues. Many people working...

religious acts in the workplace

What Religious Acts Are Protected in the Workplace?

Religious freedom is incredibly important to the people of this country. For many, this includes being able to practice their religious beliefs...

unconscious bias

The Impact of Unconscious Bias on the Workplace

At Barrett & Farahany, we often talk about the effects of workplace discrimination and its many different forms, but one that is...

wrongful termination damages

Damages in a Wrongful Termination Case

Wrongful termination can have severe financial and emotional consequences for workers. In a wrongful termination case, an employee can seek damages for...

overtime discrimination

Overtime Discrimination: Unveiling Gender and Racial Disparities

Most U.S. employers are required to pay their eligible employees overtime pay. But that may not always be the case. Overtime discrimination...

workplace harassment complaint

Filing a Workplace Harassment Complaint: Step-by-Step Guide

Everyone deserves to have a safe and respectable workplace. But that isn’t always the case. In fact, violence and harassment at work...

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