Practice Areas | Barrett & Farahany

Helping employees find justice in eleven states with offices in Illinois, Georgia, and Alabama.

How Our Employment Law Attorneys Can Help You

We are proud to provide extensive experience in a comprehensive range of employee rights and employment law matters, such as:

Executive Compensation

Executives build a wealth of marketable knowledge and experience that attorneys can help leverage for better gains from their employment.

Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, or any other type of protected class is illegal, and you have the right to take legal action.

Family and Medical Leave Act

If your employer denies you the unpaid, job-protected leave you are owed, you can seek legal action.

Hostile Work Environment

If you are in a hostile work environment filled with discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, or another protected class, you can seek legal representation as a solution.

Mediation & Arbitration

If you are in a legal battle where you as the plaintiff or defendant have the opportunity to settle out of court in a private legal discussion, whether it be through mediation or arbitration, our attorneys can lead you and help protect your best interests.


If you worked over 40 hours in one work week and are eligible for overtime pay, you are owed 1.5x your typical rate of pay for the additional hours you worked. If you are not given these wages, you can seek out these lost wages through legal action.


You have the right to take legal action against an employer or fellow employee who subjects you to discrimination or a hostile work environment. If your employer retaliates against you for doing this, you can seek greater legal action.

Sexual Harassment

It is illegal for someone to make unwanted sexual comments or physical interactions with you without your consent.

Wrongful Termination

If you have recently lost your job, you may be wondering if you have a wrongful termination case. Alabama and Georgia are “at-will” states, which means that, in general, employers have the right to fire an employee at any time and for any reason.

From unlawful termination lawsuits to discrimination claims and compensation cases, our employment lawyers in Atlanta have successfully fought to protect the rights of Georgia and Alabama workers among many more. We know the hardships you face due to someone else’s actions in the workplace and you deserve to be treated equally, fairly, and respectfully by your employer. We are on the side of the American worker, and we have achieved one of the largest verdicts in the nation in favor of a plaintiff who was denied rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You can trust that we’re dedicated to helping you.

Providing Sound Counsel For 20+ Years

Many people spend at least a third of their lives at work. When you spend that much time working, you deserve an employer that pays you the respect you deserve. This includes recognizing your accomplishments, respecting your legal rights, paying you what you’ve earned, and offering you what you’re worth. You have rights as a worker that are protected by federal and state employment laws. If they are not being respected, you need an employment law attorney.

What are the Laws that Protect the
Employee Rights of Workers in Georgia?

Currently, five different acts cover the many different types of discrimination and wage abuse that employees may face from their employers.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA):

The FLSA created the right to a minimum wage, “time-and-a-half” overtime pay for any work over 40 hours a week, and prohibited “oppressive child labor.”

The Equal Pay Act (EPA):

The EPA protects men and women from all forms of discrimination in compensation. This includes salary, overtime pay, bonuses, life insurance, vacation/holiday pay, cleaning/gasoline allowances, hotel accommodations, travel expenses, and medical benefits.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA):

The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and municipal government programs and services.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):

The FMLA entitles eligible employees to unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This includes when an employee or their direct family member requires medical treatment.

There are other federal and state laws that may protect employee rights in the workplace in certain industries in Georgia, Alabama, and throughout the country. Federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly changing, so it’s important to be aware of the laws that are enforced where you live.

We’re Committed to Providing You with the Support You Need

Barrett & Farahany is a team of labor law attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama who have fought for the rights of employees in numerous employment cases from wrongful termination to unpaid overtime. We have helped workers who have been denied employment because of their race, age, gender, religion, national origin, pregnancy, or disability. We have helped female employees who have lost their jobs because they are pregnant or have had a child. We know the impact of illegal treatment at work and how it can negatively affect an employee’s finances, health, and career. We are dedicated to protecting employees from this unlawful treatment.

Call the Employee Rights Attorneys at
Barrett & Farahany and Talk to a Lawyer Today

Reach out to our team of labor attorneys if you feel you have been refused a job or promotion, denied benefits, terminated, or demoted for an unlawful reason, or if you are enduring an illegal hostile work environment that is affecting your career and your well-being.

We can help you determine if your employment rights have been violated, gather evidence for your case, and help you file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Ultimately, if necessary, we can represent you against your employer or potential employer in a court of law.

If you are a worker, remember that federal laws are in place to protect your employee rights in the workplace. Don’t let your employer deny you your employee rights or refuse to pay you the compensation you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Contact the employment law attorneys at Barrett & Farahany today for support.

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Barrett & Farahany

Georgia Office

3344 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30326

Alabama Office

2 20th St N, Suite 900,
Birmingham, AL 35203

Illinois Office

77 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601


Existing Clients: 866-989-0120