Blog Posts in 2014

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  • EEOC Sues FedEx Ground for Institutional Disability Discrimination
    EEOC Sues FedEx Ground for Institutional Disability Discrimination

    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed suit against the shipping company FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., (“FedEx Ground”) claiming that the employer violated ...

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination and Light Duty - Hope on the Horizon?
    Pregnancy Discrimination and Light Duty - Hope on the Horizon?

    In a blog post last month , I discussed the dilemma of the pregnant employee whose medical restrictions (i.e. not being allowed to lift something heavy) prevents her from doing something her employer ...

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  • A New First for the EEOC
    A New First for the EEOC

    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 ...

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  • FLSA violations in the Oil and Gas Industries
    FLSA violations in the Oil and Gas Industries

    Recent U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) investigations into the oil and gas industry have uncovered an alarming trend of companies underpaying workers, many of whom perform high-risk jobs, in ...

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  • Meet the Barrett and Farahany Team
    Meet the Barrett and Farahany Team

    Meet Linda Petmecky! Linda joined Barrett & Farahany, LLP as an Administrative Assistant in 2010 and is now a Litigation Paralegal. Linda was born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from Emory ...

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  • This Week in Employment Law News
    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 week for sex bias on behalf of two transgender employees. ...

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