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To Complain or Not to Complain, That is the Question

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When coworkers have different ideas about how to communicate or how to approach tasks at work, friction can result.  Employees may take issue with the leadership style of their superiors, leaders may find the work ethic of their subordinates lacking, or coworkers may simply dislike one another for no apparent reason. Although it may not…..Read More »

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The Negative Effects of Gender Discrimination

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According to a poll conducted by TNS Research Surveys, 68% of women in America say they believe gender discrimination is something that happens in the workplace. Despite the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act more than 50 years ago, millions of women across the country still feel they are being…..Read More »

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When Does a Workplace Qualify as Being Hostile?

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “hostile workplace,” but you might not be certain what that actually means. More than just a nebulous phrase describing a less-than-ideal workplace, “hostile workplace” is a very specific legal term that describes discriminatory working conditions so harmful to an employee’s mental or physical health that the employee may be legally…..Read More »

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Documenting Discrimination in the Workplace

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Today’s workplace has never been more diverse, and this could mean employees are more likely than ever to face discrimination because of protected issues like religious beliefs, age, gender, race, or national origin. Although discrimination may be obvious, more often it may only be a feeling of having been wronged without clear evidence of anything…..Read More »

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How Can Employers Avoid Illegal Harassment in the Work Place?

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Illegal harassment can be a difficult situation for any employer to manage. Even exercising particular care during the hiring process may not be sufficient to filter our every employee who is capable of harassment.  This is one situation where an ounce of prevention may truly be worth pound of cure. Below are some things employers…..Read More »

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Veterans’ Rights in the Workplace

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Disabled veterans seeking civilian jobs may face discrimination and exclusion, especially if they have service-related injuries or PTSD. Fortunately, veterans are a federally protected class, which means there are laws in place to promote fair treatment by employers and prospective employers. Can I Be Denied a Job for Being a Disabled Veteran? It is illegal…..Read More »

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How to Spot Workplace Retaliation

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If you’ve recently taken part in a protected activity at your workplace (such as reporting or objecting to discrimination or harassment based on race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, or pregnancy, for example), you should be on the lookout for signs of retaliation. State and Federal Law The state of Georgia strictly limits liability…..Read More »

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Your Rights as a Disabled Employee in the Workplace

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If you are a disabled person, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may protect you from workplace discrimination related to your disability.  If you feel you have been treated unfairly because of your condition, Atlanta’s foremost employment attorneys at Barrett & Farahany are here to help. What is a Disability? You may be legally disabled…..Read More »

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Your Rights as a Pregnant Woman in the Workplace

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Pregnancy can be a happy event in a woman’s life, but it can also be a source of stress, worry, and fear about continued employment. Employers may react to pregnant employees with open hostility or may pressure pregnant employees to forego leave or quit the job rather than make accommodations that would allow the employee…..Read More »

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LGBT Athletes Still Experience Harassment and Discrimination

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Even with the recent number of LGBT professional athletes “coming out,” and becoming actively and openly gay in their respective sports, there is still much progress to be made. Most LGBT athletes find it challenging to be open about their sexual orientation, largely due the potential of being harassed and singled out by fellow teammates……Read More »

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