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What Are the Legal Responsibilities of Your Human Resources Department?

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

In many companies, the Human Resources (HR) department may not garner much respect. Perceptions about HR may include feelings that HR is useless or is staffed with rule-obsessed nitpickers. The reality is that HR performs a vital role in helping the employer ensure compliance with workplace regulations applicable to the business. If you are a…..Read More »

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Employees and Religious Holidays

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As we make our way through the calendar year, a number of holidays come into play – not all of which are of equal importance to everyone. How many of us give a thought to our military on Veterans Day? Religious holidays do tend to command our attention, however, and this is true of the…..Read More »

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Signs of Ageism

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

Older workers can offer a wealth of skills and knowledge to the contemporary workplace. In general, they’re more experienced and more emotionally mature than their younger counterparts. They’ve been through a lot over the years, and they’re often quite adept at avoiding or resolving interpersonal conflicts that can entangle Millennials. Not everyone sees it that…..Read More »

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Millennial Employees More Likely to Recognize Discrimination in the Workplace

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It seems as though every generation spends time fretting about their successors—that is, the people who will one day replace them as society’s movers and shakers. The so-called “Greatest Generation” of World War II gave way to “Baby Boomers” who shaped the ’60s culture. The Boomers in turn handed the stage over to “Generation X,”…..Read More »

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Barrett & Farahany Wins $2.2M Verdict in GINA ‘Devious Defecator’ Case

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Barrett & Farahany’s skilled Atlanta discrimination attorneys have just won a $2.225 million verdict in the groundbreaking devious defecator case that has captured national attention and headlines. This verdict marks a resounding victory for workers’ rights, as it sets an important precedent for protecting workers’ genetic information and holding employers responsible for violating workers’ federally protected…..Read More »

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Barrett & Farahany Secures Victory for Employees under GINA in ‘Devious Defecator’ Case

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The experienced Atlanta employment lawyers at Barrett & Farahany have secured another victory for workers, this time upholding their protections under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Details of the Case This case involved an employer, Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, testing the DNA of two of its workers. According to the complaint, two employees…..Read More »

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A Look at EEOC-Enforced Laws: 9 Prohibited Practices for Employers (Pt. 1)

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the authority that oversees the enforcement of U.S. laws prohibiting various kinds of workplace discrimination. In this blog series, we’ll highlight some of the specific practices these laws prohibit American employers from doing, as well as present some common examples of how each prohibited practice may be…..Read More »

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Pregnancy Discrimination and Light Duty

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Post by Benjamin Stark Being pregnant is difficult, occasionally frustrating work!  One of the frustrations that comes with being pregnant is the physical limitations such pregnancy imposes.  For instance, doctors often order pregnant women to not lift anything over a certain number of pounds.  What can you do if your job requires you to lift…..Read More »

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LGBT Community Gains Ground on the Employment Equality Front

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LGBT Community Gains Ground on the Employment Equality Front Post by: Lily Brown President Obama made headlines when he enacted an executive order last Monday (7/21) making it illegal for federal contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring.   This executive order is one modifying Executive Order 11246, signed by…..Read More »

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