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The Corporation and the Individual: Human Capital and Beyond

By Barrett & Farahany |

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Amanda A. Farahany spoke as a panel member at the 2018 Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review Symposium: The Corporation and the Individual. In a presentation entitled “The Corporation and the Individual: Human Capital and Beyond,” Ms. Farahany discussed how the gig economy is impacting workers and highlighted the importance of equal access to justice. 2018 Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review Symposium: The…..Read More »

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Hospital Team Leads Get Trial on Overtime Claims

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On March 16, Barrett & Farahany attorneys Benjamin Stark and Severin Roberts successfully overcame a motion for summary judgement in Sanchez v. St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Sys., Inc., 2018 BL 90861, S.D. Ga., No. CV 416-225.  Stark and Roberts represented two former employees of a hospital who were not paid overtime.  The hospital’s attorneys moved for summary judgment, claiming the former employees were…..Read More »

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Barrett & Farahany and Georgia State University Begin Ground-Breaking Legal Analytics Project

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In 2013, Barrett & Farahany commissioned a study to determine the outcomes of cases at a motion for summary judgment. The results were shocking: over eighty percent of cases were dismissed at summary judgment by the federal district court in Atlanta. A further study revealed that Atlanta’s federal court dismissed more cases at summary judgment…..Read More »

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Adeash AJ Lakraj joins Barrett & Farahany as a new Associate

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Adeash AJ Lakraj joined Barrett & Farahany as an Associate Attorney in August 2015.  AJ graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a B.S. in Political Science and minors in Psychology and Leadership studies. He then went on to law school at Emory University and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2015.  While at Emory…..Read More »

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

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner at the Atlanta employment law firm, Barrett & Farahany is sworn in as President on May 24, 2016 of the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.  Ms. Farahany previously held the position of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect on the Board of Directors. Farahany continues to successfully represent clients in racial discrimination,…..Read More »

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Different Types of Workplace Harassment

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

There are various forms of harassment in the workplace. While most people might think sexual harassment is the only one, they would be wrong. Besides this type of undesired behavior, there are other forms of harassment that could involve discrimination against another based upon various factors, including, but not necessarily limited to: Age Gender Race…..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. 2)

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

Resuming A Look at EEOC-Enforced Laws: 9 Prohibited Practices for Employers (Pt. 1), here, we’ll continue pointing out some of the specific discriminatory actions that employers in the U.S. are NOT allowed to take, according to current U.S. law. More Prohibited Practices for Employers 4 – Discriminating in Job Assignments/Promotions Additional prohibited practices for employers…..Read More »

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A New First for the EEOC

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Post by: Tremain C. Mattress A couple of weeks ago, the EEOC filed its first ever lawsuits over alleged sex discrimination against transgender individuals.  In both lawsuits, transgender workers were fired for being transgender and not conforming to the employer’s gender-based expectations.   Both cases involve employees who were transitioning from male to female.  Although this…..Read More »

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

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

As an attorney specializing in employment law, Amanda A. Farahany, a founding partner of Barrett & Farahany, LLP, has successfully represented individuals in employment claims, from overtime disputes to sexual harassment and racial discrimination cases. Now her work in the pursuit to protect workers’ civil rights is recognized once again by a leading trade publication……Read More »

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