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Nearly all of Fulton County Housing Authority board has resigned following Channel 2 investigation
17Jul

Nearly all of Fulton County Housing Authority board has resigned following Channel 2 investigation

As it appeared on WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News By Sophia Choi ATLANTA — The Fulton County Housing Authority is facing more...

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20Jun

Atlanta Firm Working to Use AI Startup Platform in All Aspects of Operations

As it appeared on Law.com. By Thomas Spigolon What You Need to Know Barrett & Farahany is using Eve, an AI platform...

AI Barrett Farahany
19Jun

Barrett & Farahany Taps Eve to Transform Into an AI-Native Law Firm

As it appeared on PR Newswire. Award-winning employment law firm harnesses the power of AI to accelerate case work and operations SAN...

equal remedies act
08May

Show Your Support for the Equal Remedies Act of 2024

Barrett & Farahany is proud to be behind the introduction of the Equal Remedies Act of 2024, which was introduced TODAY to...

Jaimee Hall Named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | Barrett & Farahany
03Apr

Barrett & Farahany Appoints Jaimee Hall as CEO

Barrett & Farahany is pleased to announce Jaimee Hall has been appointed as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. She brings over a...

High Court Sides With Whistleblower Against UBS
09Feb

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...

Amanda Farahany Testifies in Support of the Workplace Harassment Bill
23Jan

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...

Barrett & Farahany Celebrates the Accomplishments of 2023
22Dec

Barrett & Farahany Celebrates the Accomplishments of 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, Barrett & Farahany, the largest and oldest law firm in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to employee...

amanda farahany national trial lawyers top 100
19Dec

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...

Barrett & Farahany Ranked in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®
02Nov

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
25Oct

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’
24Oct

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...

22Oct

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
20Oct

$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
20Oct

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
20Oct

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...

04Oct

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...

Henry County police officer claims sexual harassment by former police captain
04Oct

Henry County police officer claims sexual harassment by former police captain

As it appeared on FOX 5 Atlanta By Eric Perry HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - During a news conference on Wednesday, Officer Christina...

Henry County police officer files sexual harassment lawsuit against department’s former captain
04Oct

Henry County police officer files sexual harassment lawsuit against department’s former captain

As it appeared on Atlanta News First By Atlanta News First staff and Zac Summers ELLENWOOD, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The...

Georgia officer alleges her former supervisor sexually harassed her
04Oct

Georgia officer alleges her former supervisor sexually harassed her

As it appeared on 11Alive By Molly Oak HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A school resource officer in Henry County is claiming that...

Former Henry County officer says retired captain groped her
04Oct

Former Henry County officer says retired captain groped her

As it appeared on WSB-TV As it appeared on 95.5 WSB By Audrey Washington HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A former Henry County...

pregnant worker
29Sep

Former District Attorney’s Aide Urges 11th Circuit to Revive Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

In a recent discrimination lawsuit, the former Deputy Chief of Staff for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, represented by Barrett &...

21Sep

Amanda Farahany Honored as NELA Georgia’s 2023 Advocacy Award Recipient

Partner Amanda Farahany was honored as NELA Georgia’s 2023 Advocacy Award Recipient for her relentless commitment to workers’ rights. According to NELA...

18Aug

Attorney for Shanaiya William’s family speaks out about alleged bullying incident

As It Appeared On WDHN ABC ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — Constance Cooper, an attorney for Barrett and Farahany is hoping to bring...

Barrett & Farahany Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2024
17Aug

Barrett & Farahany Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2024

Barrett & Farahany is proud to have three lawyers recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Congratulations to...

Barrett & Farahany Recognized by Expertise.com as One of the Top Employment Lawyers in the Atlanta Area for 2023
02May

Barrett & Farahany Recognized by Expertise.com as One of the Top Employment Lawyers in the Atlanta Area for 2023

Barrett & Farahany is proud to be recognized by Expertise.com as one of the Top Employment Lawyers in the Atlanta area for...

Barrett & Farahany Contributes to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program
01May

Barrett & Farahany Contributes to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

Barrett & Farahany recently made a contribution to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, which works to improve K-12 educational opportunities. We are...

30Mar

Law360 Covers Unequal Pay Complaint Represented by Barrett & Farahany Partner V. Severin Roberts

Law360 recently covered a complaint brought by former warehouse worker V.A., who alleges that she was terminated for reporting that she was...

Amanda Farahany Selected to 2023 Top 50 Lawyers in America List
24Feb

Amanda Farahany Selected to 2023 Top 50 Lawyers in America List

Barrett & Farahany is pleased to announce that Partner Amanda Farahany has been selected to the 2023 Top 50 Lawyers in America...

08Oct

Barrett & Farahany’s First Post-Merger Case Featured on NBC News

NBC News recently featured a story on Fariba Moeinpour, a research scientist and a Barrett and Farahany client who filed a federal discrimination...

Amanda Farahany Named an Atlanta Business Chronicle Woman of Influence
21Sep

Amanda Farahany Named an Atlanta Business Chronicle Woman of Influence

Barrett & Farahany is proud to announce that Managing Partner Amanda Farahany has been selected as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Women...

25Aug

Barrett & Farahany Becomes Multistate Firm with Alabama Merger

Barrett & Farahany will now serve clients in both Georgia and Alabama after a merger with the Fonteneau Firm in Birmingham. The...

13Jul

Amanda Farahany and Severin Roberts Named to 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Barrett & Farahany is proud to announce that two of its attorneys, Amanda Farahany and Severin Roberts, have been included in the...

01Jul

Summary Judgment Orders – May

Lindsey Waldera v. Marketsource, Inc.; District Judge Batten Sr. and Magistrate Judge Larkins; Pay Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, and retaliation claims; Summary Judgment:...

20May

April Summary Judgment Orders for the Northern District of Georgia

In this second feature below, you will find summaries of seven recent employment-related reports and recommendations by magistrate judges in the Northern...

28Apr

Recent Summary Judgment Orders for the Northern District of Georgia

In this first feature below, you will find summaries of four recent employment-related reports and recommendations by magistrate judges in the Northern...

Barrett & Farahany Adds Litigator Matthew Billips as Trial Practice Group Managing Attorney
08Apr

Barrett & Farahany Adds Litigator Matthew Billips as Trial Practice Group Managing Attorney

ATLANTA, GA, April 8, 2021 -- Barrett & Farahany continues to enhance its position as the top protector of workers' rights with...

22Mar

Jefferson v Sewon Success Story

Barrett & Farahany successfully represented Jerberee Jefferson in a claim alleging retaliatory discharge, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights...

23Feb

Barrett & Farahany Takes Discrimination Case To Supreme Court

Barrett & Farahany is taking the issue of discrimination to the U.S. Supreme Court and asking the justices to clarify the way...

Amanda Farahany Named to the 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers List
16Feb

Amanda Farahany Named to the 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers List

Barrett & Farahany is honored to announce that one of our founding partners, Amanda Farahany, has been included in the 2021 Georgia...

09Feb

To Mandate or Not? Employment Issues Around the COVID-19 Vaccine

While everyone is anxious for work-life to return to the way we knew it prior to March 2020, is mandating that your...

30Dec

In the News: Judge Agrees That Ex-Aide Faced Pregnancy Bias

Jasmine Younge was the deputy chief of staff to Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. and considered his “go-to” person...

Wrongful Termination Case
23Dec

Zachary Panter Quoted by Law360 on Wrongful Termination Case

Recently, a member of the Georgia Army National Guard reserve – Araceli Perez – alleged that she was wrongfully terminated by Onin...

17Dec

Gavrilidis and Panter Pass the Georgia Bar Exam

Barrett & Farahany congratulates Catherine Gavrilidis and Zachary Panter for passing the Georgia bar exam! Despite a month-long delay and a change...

11Dec

Tis the Season for Wrongful Termination Claims

Given the tough fiscal year for many companies, employers may be looking to cut costs and balance the books. One way they'll...

Barrett & Farahany named to 2021 List of Best Law Firms
17Nov

Barrett & Farahany named to 2021 List of Best Law Firms

Barrett & Farahany has been named to US News - Best Lawyers' prestigious 2021 listing of top law firms. Barrett & Farahany's...

19Oct

The Role of Politics in the Workplace

The social temperature in our city and country is high and flowing into the workplace, be it through discussion or attire with...

04Sep

B&F and Stanton Law Examine the Implications of Bostock

The collaboration between Barrett & Farahany and Stanton Law continues!  Amanda Farahany, managing partner at Barrett & Farahany, and Christine Green of Stanton Law have co-authored "In Bostock's Wake,...

Amanda Farahany Quoted in Agenda Article “How Companies Contend With Discrimination Charges.”
03Sep

Amanda Farahany Quoted in Agenda Article “How Companies Contend With Discrimination Charges.”

Amanda Farahany was interviewed for an Agenda article "How Companies Contend With Discrimination Charges."  In the article, Amanda notes that discrimination is still prevalent...

21Aug

Grace Starling Pens Informative Article About What To Do When Returning To Work or School During a Pandemic

Grace Starling wrote the article “Returning to Work & School During a Pandemic: What Should You Do?” for the August 21 edition...

19Aug

Barrett & Farahany Attorneys Named To “Best Lawyers”

Two attorneys from the Barrett & Farahany have been named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Atlanta...

06Aug

Attorney Adian Miller Provides COVID-19 Safety Pointers on “The Legalist”

Barrett & Farahany attorney Adian Miller was a guest on the podcast “The Legalist,” which is produced by Lee Davis Law, LLC....

Amanda Farahany Elected to Stand Up for Workers Board
24Jul

Amanda Farahany Elected to Stand Up for Workers Board

The managing partner of Barrett & Farahany is known for her work on behalf of workers Amanda Farahany has been elected to the Board...

Partner Featured In WSB-TV Story About COVID-19
22Jul

Partner Featured In WSB-TV Story About COVID-19

Partner Kathy Harrington-Sullivan was featured in a story on WSB-TV in Atlanta on July 21. The story looked at the question of...

10Jul

Efforts to Fight Discrimination at Work

Sometimes good intentions lead to unintended results. Amanda Farahany, managing partner at Barrett & Farahany, and Christine Green of Stanton Law, co-wrote...

22Jun

Do’s & Don’ts in the Time of COVID-19

Amanda Farahany co-wrote the article “Do's and Don'ts for Employers and Employees in the Time of COVID-19” for the June 22 Daily...

19Jun

Amanda Farahany Discusses Legal Issues Around COVID-19 on New Podcast

Managing Partner Amanda Farahany appeared on a podcast on June 19, 2020, with Chris DeBlasio, the CEO of Agency850 who hosts the...

Another Reminder Why Discrimination in the Workplace is Wrong
17Jun

Another Reminder Why Discrimination in the Workplace is Wrong

Partner Kathy Harrington-Sullivan wrote an article for Women's Business Daily about illegal workplace discrimination. Kathy wrote: “Recent events have prompted an important nation-wide...

16Jun

Amanda Farahany Comments on SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of LGBTQ Employees

The Fulton County Daily Report quoted Amanda Farahany in the June 15, 2020 article “Elated, Brilliant or Dangerous: Georgia's Legal Community Reacts...

Amanda Farahany Appears on “The 3 Wins Podcast” to Discuss COVID-19 and Returning to Work
16Jun

Amanda Farahany Appears on “The 3 Wins Podcast” to Discuss COVID-19 and Returning to Work

Amanda discussed these ideas with Russ Clemmer, the president of Legacy Advisory Partners, a company that helps organizations keep leaders by designing...

10Jun

Barrett & Farahany Featured in SHRM Article on Employee Benefits

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) featured Barrett & Farahany in an article on its very popular website entitled “Smaller Employers...

13May

A Question for Returning to Work: To Test or Not to Test?

Amanda Farahany and Todd Stanton of Stanton Law LLC have teamed up again to co-write the Daily Report commentary “To Test or...

06May

The Barrett & Farahany Difference

Every member of the Barrett & Farahany team (attorneys, paralegals, and office staff) understands the impact that workplace issues can have on...

06May

Amanda Farahany Appears on WABE to Discuss Employees Rights While Returning to Work

Amanda Farahany was a guest on Closer Look on WABE Radio, the NPR station in Atlanta. During the May 5 broadcast, Amanda...

23Apr

Georgia House Democratic Caucus: Press Briefing with Michael Wilensky

B&F attorney & State Rep Michael Wilensky participated in the Georgia House Democratic Caucus Press Briefing on April 23, 2020, and shared valuable...

27Mar

Webinar: New Rights & Obligations under COVID-19 Relief Laws

Barrett & Farahany has joined with Stanton Law to bring you a webinar about the various new relief laws arising from the Coronavirus...

Help for Employees – New Podcast!
26Mar

Help for Employees – New Podcast!

Relief measures for those whose jobs are affected by COVID-19 passed into law last week, and employees will see those laws taking effect...

Mayor of Atlanta Issues a 14-Day Stay At Home Order
24Mar

Mayor of Atlanta Issues a 14-Day Stay At Home Order

On Monday evening, March 23, 2020, Atlanta's Mayor Keisha L. Bottoms announced that she signed a 14-day stay at home order within...

Sexual Harassment Bill HB 1121 is in DANGER of being TABLED!
12Mar

Sexual Harassment Bill HB 1121 is in DANGER of being TABLED!

Sexual Harassment Bill HB 1121 is in danger of being tabled, please help us keep it on the agenda for a vote TODAY!...

Your voice was HEARD! HB 1121 was passed UNANIMOUSLY by committee!
12Mar

Your voice was HEARD! HB 1121 was passed UNANIMOUSLY by committee!

Sexual Harassment Bill HB 1121 was passed by the tort reform committee UNANIMOUSLY! This is exciting news! Next, HB 1121 will go...

GREAT NEWS! HB 1121 is being heard in Committee TODAY!
09Mar

GREAT NEWS! HB 1121 is being heard in Committee TODAY!

All of your calls and emails HELPED! HB 1121 is being heard this afternoon in committee! Please tune in here for updates...

B&F Cases in the News: A Jury Should Decide.
22Jan

B&F Cases in the News: A Jury Should Decide.

The Honest Belief Rule is a tool courts use to let companies off the hook for allegedly biased employment actions if the company offers...

10Dec

Fox 5 Reporter Dana Fowle Gets Amanda Farahany’s thoughts on Sexual Harassment at the Holidays

Fox 5 Reporter Dana Fowle gets Amanda Farahany's thoughts on Sexual Harassment at the Holidays. Story aired on Fox 5 Morning News...

V. Severin Roberts of Barrett & Farahany Named to Super Lawyers for 2020
13Nov

V. Severin Roberts of Barrett & Farahany Named to Super Lawyers for 2020

ATLANTA (November, 2019) – Super Lawyers selects attorneys from more than 70 practice areas using a multiphase selection process that combines peer nominations...

Amanda Farahany Named to Top 50 List of 2020 Women Georgia Super Lawyers
06Nov

Amanda Farahany Named to Top 50 List of 2020 Women Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA (November, 2019) – Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, has earned a spot on...

Barrett & Farahany Named to 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
01Nov

Barrett & Farahany Named to 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

TLANTA (November 1, 2019) – Atlanta employment law firm Barrett & Farahany has been recognized in the 10th Edition of “Best Law...

Amanda Farahany on the #MeToo Backlash We Didn’t See Coming…
13Sep

Amanda Farahany on the #MeToo Backlash We Didn’t See Coming…

It's been nearly two years since the #MeToo movement became a focus of attention in the media, on Twitter and in our...

Barrett & Farahany Ranked Most Active Plaintiff’s Firm in Georgia for Employment Case Filings
28Aug

Barrett & Farahany Ranked Most Active Plaintiff’s Firm in Georgia for Employment Case Filings

ATLANTA (August 28, 2019) – Barrett & Farahany has been distinguished as the most active plaintiff's firm in Georgia for employment case...

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition
15Aug

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition

We are proud to announce that Barrett & Farahany attorneys Amanda A. Farahany and V. Severin Roberts have been recognized lawyers of The Best Lawyers in America...

Attorney Amanda A. Farahany was featured in Law.com’s Daily Report about ADA Compliance.
29Jul

Attorney Amanda A. Farahany was featured in Law.com’s Daily Report about ADA Compliance.

Attorney Amanda A. Farahany was recnetly featured in Law.com's Daily report titled: Should Georgia Bar Licensing Authorities Ask Applicants About Their Mental...

Amanda Farahany is helping sexual harassment victims even the odds.
29Jul

Amanda Farahany is helping sexual harassment victims even the odds.

Amanda A. Farahany was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, " Odds stacked against victims of sexual harassment in Georgia". Click here...

Amanda A. Farahany Shares Her Executive Profile with Atlanta Business Chronicle
13Jun

Amanda A. Farahany Shares Her Executive Profile with Atlanta Business Chronicle

Executive Profile: Atlanta employment attorney brings voice, justice to victims Atlanta employment attorney Amanda A. Farahany said what keeps her going through...

Amanda A. Farahany was featured in magazine Attorney at Law article “Justice at Work”.
29May

Amanda A. Farahany was featured in magazine Attorney at Law article “Justice at Work”.

Amanda Farahany describes herself as “an originalist when it comes to the constitution,” as she explains why she has such a strong...

We are proud to announce that Amanda A. Farahany is featured as @atlbizchron Executive Profile
24May

We are proud to announce that Amanda A. Farahany is featured as @atlbizchron Executive Profile

We are proud to announce that Amanda A. Farahany is featured as @atlbizchron Executive Profile this week. "Amanda A. Farahany brings voice, justice...

Attorney Amanda Farahany contributes in Women’s Business Daily article: “Pregnancy and Your Workplace: Know Your Rights”
01May

Attorney Amanda Farahany contributes in Women’s Business Daily article: “Pregnancy and Your Workplace: Know Your Rights”

Employment lawyer Amanda Farahany of Atlanta's Barrett & Farahany was a contributor of Women's Business Daily article: "Pregnancy and Your Workplace: Know...

Attorney Amanda Farahany featured in Business Daily article: “Split 11th Circuit Court Eases Job Discrimination Standard Slightly”
25Mar

Attorney Amanda Farahany featured in Business Daily article: “Split 11th Circuit Court Eases Job Discrimination Standard Slightly”

Employment lawyer Amanda Farahany of Atlanta's Barrett & Farahany was critical of the court's conclusion. “The Eleventh Circuit has taken a confusing...

Managing partner Amanda Farahany featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s People on the Move!
19Mar

Managing partner Amanda Farahany featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s People on the Move!

Managing partner Amanda Farahany featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle's People on the Move! Click here to view the article!

B&F partner Kathy Harrington Sullivan on “Technology Realities” panel.
12Mar

B&F partner Kathy Harrington Sullivan on “Technology Realities” panel.

On March 2, 2019, Barrett & Farahany partner Kathy Harrington Sullivan participated as a panel member in a question and answer session entitled...

Amanda A. Farahany of Barrett & Farahany interview in Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
08Mar

Amanda A. Farahany of Barrett & Farahany interview in Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

On March 6, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviewed B&F Managing Partner Amanda A. Farahany - read the full article here!

Amanda Farahany acts as local counsel for Transcend Legal Suit against UGA
07Feb

Amanda Farahany acts as local counsel for Transcend Legal Suit against UGA

Worker sues UGA for targeting transgender employees ATHENS, Ga. (CBS46)- There is a federal court battle over healthcare coverage for a transgender...

Amanda A. Farahany of Barrett & Farahany Named to Top 50 List of 2019 Women Georgia Super Lawyers
07Feb

Amanda A. Farahany of Barrett & Farahany Named to Top 50 List of 2019 Women Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA (February 7, 2019) – Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, has earned a spot...

Barrett & Farahany Named to 2019 Best Law Firms List by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®
01Nov

Barrett & Farahany Named to 2019 Best Law Firms List by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

Atlanta employment law firm Barrett & Farahany has been named to the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms for 2019 in the...

Amanda Farahany in Atlanta Business Chronicle
25Sep

Amanda Farahany in Atlanta Business Chronicle

Check out this feature about Amanda Farahany in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Click here!

Local Legal Opinion
24Sep

Local Legal Opinion

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Two Attorneys From Barrett & Farahany Earned Spots in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
15Jul

Two Attorneys From Barrett & Farahany Earned Spots in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

ATLANTA (August 15, 2018) – Two attorneys at Barrett & Farahany, LLP were recognized in their respective practice areas in the 2019...

Another Summary Judgment Victory for Barrett & Farahany
12Jul

Another Summary Judgment Victory for 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...

Barrett & Farahany Support Water Life Hope
30Sep

Barrett & Farahany Support Water Life Hope

Employment Attorneys Amanda Farahany and Ben Barrett Visit Haiti to Improve Quality of Life For Families In a Haitian village, a little...

Case: Andrews Vs. Obayashi
02Aug

Case: Andrews Vs. Obayashi

Obayashi Construction hired James Andrews as a miner. While Andrews worked daily under the earth creating the Atlanta sewer system, he was...

Founding partner, Amanda A. Farahany is sworn in as President of the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Group
24May

Founding partner, Amanda A. Farahany is sworn in as President of the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Group

Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner at the Atlanta employment law firm, Barrett & Farahany, LLP is sworn in as President on May...

Employment Discrimination Lawyer Atlanta Trusts Explains Common Types of Discrimination in the Workplace?
05May

Employment Discrimination Lawyer Atlanta Trusts Explains Common Types of Discrimination in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination is unfortunately all too common. Both men and women, of all ages, ethnicities, and professions have spoken out about being...

FedEx Settles Worker Misclassification Case for $228 Million
30Jul

FedEx Settles Worker Misclassification Case for $228 Million

FedEx has recently agreed to pay a $228 million settlement to resolve case involving more than 2,000 worker misclassification claims brought against...

Attorney Amanda Farahany Joins Local News to Discuss the Confederate Flag Controversy & Workplace Discrimination Issues
14Jul

Attorney Amanda Farahany Joins Local News to Discuss the Confederate Flag Controversy & Workplace Discrimination Issues

While the Confederate Flag is being removed from public displays and even retail settings throughout the U.S., some are starting to see...

Barrett & Farahany Wins $2.2M Verdict in GINA ‘Devious Defecator’ Case
23Jun

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

Barrett & Farahany's skilled Atlanta discrimination attorneys have just won a $2.225 million verdict in the groundbreaking devious defecator case that has...

Barrett & Farahany Secures Victory for Employees under GINA in ‘Devious Defecator’ Case
30May

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

The experienced Atlanta employment lawyers at Barrett & Farahany, LLP have secured another victory for workers, this time upholding their protections under...

This Week in Employment Law News
26Sep

This Week in Employment Law News

EEOC sues Lakeland Eye Clinic for Sex Discrimination Against a Transgender Employee: History in the making! The EEOC filed two lawsuits this...

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Issues Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
04Aug

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Issues Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order focusing on labor violations and other employment practices of companies contracting with...

Amanda Farahany Travels to Haiti to Bring Water to Those in Need
05Jun

Amanda Farahany Travels to Haiti to Bring Water to Those in Need

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 4, 2014) – Inside the pastel orange and green courtyard of the Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,...

Atlanta Employment Attorney Amanda Farahany Recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2014
28Feb

Atlanta Employment Attorney Amanda Farahany Recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2014

As an attorney specializing in employment law, Amanda A. Farahany, a founding partner of Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP, has successfully represented...

Lawsuit is Filed Against TitleMax of Georgia for Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
30Jan

Lawsuit is Filed Against TitleMax of Georgia for Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

Barrett & Farahany, LLP filed a Complaint for Damages suit on January 6, 2014, against the TitleMax of Georgia, Inc. in the...

Lawsuit Filed Against Jalapeno Charlies for Unpaid Overtime Required by FLSA
30Jan

Lawsuit Filed Against Jalapeno Charlies for Unpaid Overtime Required by FLSA

Barrett & Farahany, LLP filed a Charge of Discrimination suit on January, 21, 2014, against Fire of Brazil II, LLC (doing business...

Lawsuit Filed Against Cbeyond Communications for Violations of FLSA and FMLA
29Jan

Lawsuit Filed Against Cbeyond Communications for Violations of FLSA and FMLA

Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP filed a lawsuit on September, 6, 2013, against Cbeyond Communications, LLC in the United States District Court...

Latest News – Amanda Farahany Shares Her Insight on Workplace Lawsuits
09Dec

Latest News – Amanda Farahany Shares Her Insight on Workplace Lawsuits

The workplace is changing rapidly – both for employees and employers. A variety of issues, from the Affordable Care Act to developments...

Attorney Tremain Mattress Gives Legal Opinion on Discrimination Case
06Dec

Attorney Tremain Mattress Gives Legal Opinion on Discrimination Case

As an attorney experienced in employment law, Tremain Mattress, an associate in the Trial Practice Group of Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP,...

Amanda Farahany in the Atlanta Journal: Preserve Right to Jury Trial
06Dec

Amanda Farahany in the Atlanta Journal: Preserve Right to Jury Trial

As seen in the Atlanta Journal – Constitution on December 5, 2013 The right to a jury trial is the armor that...

Protect Security Sued for Violations of FLSA
19Nov

Protect Security Sued for Violations of FLSA

Barrett & Farahany, LLP filed a suit in Northern District of Georgia Court on October 24, 2013 on behalf of their client...

Lawsuit Filed Against Pembrooke Townhomes Homeowners Association Management, Inc. and Phillip Martin for Violations of FLSA
19Nov

Lawsuit Filed Against Pembrooke Townhomes Homeowners Association Management, Inc. and Phillip Martin for Violations of FLSA

Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Atlanta against Defendants Pembrooke Townhomes Homeowners Association Management, Inc....

Press Release: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill Gets One Step Closer to Becoming Law
18Nov

Press Release: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill Gets One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Another significant milestone in the civil rights movement will hopefully soon protect the rights of more American workers who have faced years...

Case: Doe Vs. Mercer University Kalukango Case
13Jun

Case: Doe Vs. Mercer University Kalukango Case

Rape is the most common violent crime that occurs on college campuses. One in four women will be the victim of rape...

Owusu-Ansah v. The Coca-Cola Co.: Protection against Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations under the ADA’s “Prohibited Examinations and Inquiries” Clause Restricted in the Eleventh Circuit
31May

Owusu-Ansah v. The Coca-Cola Co.: Protection against Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations under the ADA’s “Prohibited Examinations and Inquiries” Clause Restricted in the Eleventh Circuit

On May 8, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit published an opinion in Owusu-Ansah v. The Coca-Cola...

Genesis Healthcare Corporation v. Laura Symczyk: Another Hurdle for FLSA Collective Actions
16May

Genesis Healthcare Corporation v. Laura Symczyk: Another Hurdle for FLSA Collective Actions

On April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk. In Genesis, the Court found...

11th Circuit Concludes: Denial of Equipment, Training, and Opportunities to Attend Meetings May Not Rise to the Level of an Adverse Employment Action for Purposes of Title VII and ADEA Disparate Treatment Claims
09May

11th Circuit Concludes: Denial of Equipment, Training, and Opportunities to Attend Meetings May Not Rise to the Level of an Adverse Employment Action for Purposes of Title VII and ADEA Disparate Treatment Claims

ROSSI V. FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF ASSESSORS U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Atlanta Division Civil Action No. 1:10-CV-4254-RWS...

Jameson Inns, Inc. Lawsuit – Sexual Harassment
04May

Jameson Inns, Inc. Lawsuit – Sexual Harassment

Barrett & Farahany, LLP file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Park Management Group's Jameson Inns. The Plaintiff started working at Jameson Inn...

Another Victory For the Employee on the Way to Calculate Overtime Under the Fluctuating Workweek
30Apr

Another Victory For the Employee on the Way to Calculate Overtime Under the Fluctuating Workweek

In Martin v. Southern Premier Contractors, Inc., Judge Story denied the defendant's motion for summary judgment on FLSA coverage, the executive exemption,...

Think Before You Demote, Promote, Hire, or Fire: Atlanta’s Fire and Rescue Department in the Hot Seat for Age Discrimination
28Mar

Think Before You Demote, Promote, Hire, or Fire: Atlanta’s Fire and Rescue Department in the Hot Seat for Age Discrimination

ANTHONY DAVIDSON v. CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Atlanta Division Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-2880-JEC...

Lawsuit Filed against Korean-based SK C&C USA for Discrimination and Retaliation Allegations
15Mar

Lawsuit Filed against Korean-based SK C&C USA for Discrimination and Retaliation Allegations

“Women are perceived as weak” ATLANTA, March 15, 2013 — Atlanta law firm, Barrett & Farahany, LLP, filed suit today in federal...

Moore, et.al. v. Appliance Direct, Inc. and Sei Pak
13Mar

Moore, et.al. v. Appliance Direct, Inc. and Sei Pak

In Moore, et.al. v. Appliance Direct, Inc. and Sei Pak, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 3047 (11th Cir. Feb. 13, 2013), Plaintiffs were...

This Month in the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta Division)…Highlight on Wage & Hour
04Mar

This Month in the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta Division)…Highlight on Wage & Hour

February 13, 2013: In Shabazz v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp., et al., the Court's opinion revealed the importance of clearly characterizing...

Shabazz v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp., et al
04Mar

Shabazz v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp., et al

In Shabazz v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp., et al., the plaintiff began work for the defendants in 1992 and worked in...

Adeash AJ Lakraj joins Barrett & Farahany as a new Associate
10Oct

Adeash AJ Lakraj joins Barrett & Farahany as a new Associate

Adeash AJ Lakraj joined Barrett & Farahany, LLP as an Associate Attorney in August 2015. AJ graduated from the University of Central...

Press Release: Bank of America Overtime
04Sep

Press Release: Bank of America Overtime

Class Action Certified in Bank of America Overtime Case Judge conditionally certifies overtime action brought by Atlanta law firm of Barrett &...

2011 News/Events Archive
03Sep

2011 News/Events Archive

Announcement: December 19, 2011 Abigail J. Larimer Joins Barrett & Farahany, LLP Barrett & Farahany, LLP is proud to announce the addition...

Press Release: Sexual Harassment and FMLA Case
03Sep

Press Release: Sexual Harassment and FMLA Case

For Release on June 5, 2009 Sexual Harassment and FMLA Case Settles on Eve of Trial ATLANTA– The Atlanta law firm of...

2010 News/Events Archive
02Sep

2010 News/Events Archive

Event: Seminar: Lost Your Job: May 2, 2010 Have you recently been laid off? Or experienced an issue at work? Now, more...

2009 News/Events Archive
01Sep

2009 News/Events Archive

Press Release: June 5, 2009 Sexual Harassment and Fmla Case Settled on Eve of Trial Barrett & Farahany, LLP announced that, on...

Announcement: July 5, 2012
05Jul

Announcement: July 5, 2012

Four Lawyers and Three Staff Members Join Our Team Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP proudly announce the addition of four new lawyers...

Press Release: May 31, 2012
31May

Press Release: May 31, 2012

Atlanta Law Firm Teams Up to Host Charity Benefit for Haiti Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP, an Atlanta based employment law firm...

Case: Whyel vs. Nascar
13Nov

Case: Whyel vs. Nascar

Michael O'Mara 11/13/2006 NASCAR won't reveal amount of settlement after fatal crash at Lorain County Speedway. NASCAR and the owners of the...

Case: B&F vs. Mercer University
18Mar

Case: B&F vs. Mercer University

Georgia Judge Orders Private University to Release Police Records Macon, GA – When a private university employs sworn police officers who have...

Case: Doe vs. Mercer University
25Jan

Case: Doe vs. Mercer University

Ex-student sues, says Mercer ignored rape By NORMAN AREY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 01/25/05 A former Mercer University student has filed...

Cases: Doe vs. Berry College
26Nov

Cases: Doe vs. Berry College

ROME – A Berry College student is accusing the northwest Georgia school of failing to protect her from a student who she...

Case: Doe vs. Carroll College
11Nov

Case: Doe vs. Carroll College

Carroll policy on security questioned By Laura Tode – IR Staff Writer – 11/11/04 Carroll College's campus security policies and crime reporting...

Case: Hyath vs. City of Decatur
14Aug

Case: Hyath vs. City of Decatur

From the time he was a child, Mohamed “Abdul” Hyath dreamed of being a police officer. Abdul felt the strong sense of...

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24May

Is your pay short of what the law requires?

Have you been working overtime and not getting paid for it? Overtime violations aren't always obvious or straightforward, and hourly workers aren't...

24May

This Session’s Proposed Bills Could Impact Your Employment

The Georgia Legislature is considering several bills that could affect Georgia employees if passed. Listen to this episode of the Justice at...

May – Workers’ Comp
19May

May – Workers’ Comp

Workers' Compensation Law in Georgia In this episode of Justice at Work, Partner Kathy Harrington-Sullivan interviews Laura Reis of Reis Law, LLC...

19Jan

An Introduction To The GA Legislative Session

Have you heard about The Georgia Legislative Session? With the new year comes new resolutions not just for individuals but also for...

21Dec

Hustle Culture is Not The Answer

As employers and employees navigate the new normal since COVID-19, there has been a considerable shift away from "hustle culture." The days...

09Nov

The Barrett & Farahany Difference

As the gap between employees and employers widens, it has become increasingly important for employees to find reliable legal help. However, not...

27Oct

What Vaccine Mandates Mean For You

Vaccination shots are becoming mandatory for certain workers. Many of you have been sharing your concern about this mandate with us. In...

22Oct

Racial Harassment At Home—What Should You Do?

If your neighbors are harassing you to leave your home because of your race, it can feel like you have limited options....

01Aug

August 2021 – Why the ADA’s Guidance on Long COVID Is Significant

Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has yet to address long (chronic) COVID and workers, recently issued Americans with Disabilities Act...

01Jul

July 2021 – Actions you can take to protect your job during the pandemic

With the surge of the Delta variant, Covid in the workplace is again top of mind for many folks. Early research has...

01Jun

June 2021 – Should You Be Getting Paid Overtime?

Overtime isn't just for hourly workers. In this Justice at Work podcast, Severin Roberts discusses common overtime wage violations and shares tips...

01May

May 2021- Don’t Let Fear of Rejection Hold You Back from Exploring an Employment Lawsuit

Not every employment law case will yield a sizable settlement or even be accepted by an attorney. But fear of rejection shouldn't...

01Apr

April 2021 – Depositions Demystified: What are they and what to expect?

The Hollywood depiction of a deposition is usually a highly dramatic affair in which some new revelation comes to light that makes...

01Mar

March 2021 – Equal Pay: It’s the Law

What is the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and how does it protect both women and men? In this latest episode of...

01Feb

February 2021 – Can your Employer Mandate the COVID Vaccine?

In our latest Justice at Work podcast, attorney Grace Starling draws on her expertise in employment and labor law to explain employer-mandated...

01Jan

January 2021- Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan

In the January 2021 edition of the Justice at Work Podcast, Attorney Kathy Harrington-Sullivan answers frequently asked questions that clients are asking...

29Oct

October- Making Sense of the Tax Platforms for the 2020 Election

The October edition of Justice at Work on Business Radio X is up. Attorney Kathy Harrington Sullivan & Eric Santos, Executive Director of North Georgia...

01Sep

September – FFCRA, ADA, & Recent Updates

The September edition of Justice at Work on Business Radio X is a two-part series. Attorneys Kathy Harrington Sullivan & Adian Miller...

15Jul

July – Wrongful Death & Serious Injury

In this episode of Justice at Work, Partner Kathy Harrington-Sullivan interviews Michael S. Wilensky, the Lead Litigator of the Wrongful Death /...

24Jun

June – Discrimination in the Workplace

In this episode of “Justice At Work,” Partners Amanda Farahany and Kathy Harrington-Sullivan are joined by guest Todd Stanton of Stanton law...

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Ga. Immigration Firm Settles Ex-Paralegal’s OT Suit
27Jul

Ga. Immigration Firm Settles Ex-Paralegal’s OT Suit

In a recent lawsuit, a former paralegal represented by Barrett & Farahany Partner Severin Roberts alleged her former employer, Ibrahim & Rao...

B&F Case on Appeal: A Jury Should Decide.
16May

B&F Case on Appeal: A Jury Should Decide.

The Honest Belief Rule is a tool courts use to let companies off the hook for allegedly biased employment actions if the company offers...

B&F Appellate Win Secures Right to Jury Trial
16May

B&F Appellate Win Secures Right to Jury Trial

A Korean company refused to hire an employee because it wanted to put a Korean in an IT position. When the Plaintiff...

T.C. v. Wen-Robb LLC
07Apr

T.C. v. Wen-Robb LLC

Barrett & Farahany Part V. Severin Roberts is representing T.C. in a retaliation lawsuit against Wen-Robb LL, a Wendy's Restaurant franchisee. The...

B&F Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against T-Mobile
01Mar

B&F Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against T-Mobile

T-Mobile, the mobile service provider, was sued Tuesday in Georgia Northern District Court over alleged employment discrimination. The court action was filed...

B&F Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against FedEx
28Feb

B&F Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against FedEx

FedEx was sued Tuesday in Georgia Northern District Court over alleged employment discrimination under the ADA. The court case was brought by...

O.A. v. Brasfield & Gorrie LP et al.
16Feb

O.A. v. Brasfield & Gorrie LP et al.

Attorney Ianna Richardson and Associate Attorney Benjamin Rollins of Barrett & Farahany are representing O.A. in a discrimination and retaliation suit against...

Randel v. Rabun – Seeking to Reverse the 11th Circuit Appeals’ Decision
09Jan

Randel v. Rabun – Seeking to Reverse the 11th Circuit Appeals’ Decision

Barrett & Farahany's Matthew Billips is partnering with Atlanta employment lawyer Kristine Orr Brown and noted Supreme Court employment law expert Eric...

B&F Wins Highest Single-Plaintiff Verdict in a Libel Case in GA
22Jan

B&F Wins Highest Single-Plaintiff Verdict in a Libel Case in GA

B&F Wins Highest Single-Plaintiff Verdict in a Libel Case in GA

B&F Settles $1M+ Class Claim
16Sep

B&F Settles $1M+ Class Claim

B&F settled lawsuit against a national communications company involving allegations of failure to pay overtime for over $1 million.

Another Summary Judgment Victory for B&F
04Sep

Another Summary Judgment Victory for B&F

Pending Rosana Jones v. Aaron's Inc. The Plaintiff in this case took FMLA leave for only a few weeks. Consequently, her hours...

B&F Wins Highest Verdict in the Nation in FMLA Case
16Aug

B&F Wins Highest Verdict in the Nation in FMLA Case

B&F Wins Highest Verdict in the Nation in FMLA Case

EEOC Finds in Favor of B&F Plaintiff
16Aug

EEOC Finds in Favor of B&F Plaintiff

Andrews Vs. Obayashi Obayashi Construction hired James Andrews as a miner. As Andrews worked underground creating the Atlanta sewer system, he was...

B&F Tries First Genetic Privacy Case in the Nation – $2.25M Verdict
23Jun

B&F Tries First Genetic Privacy Case in the Nation – $2.25M Verdict

$2.25M Result Jack Lowe, et al v. Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services Click here to read the full article. In the first...

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