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 Barrett & Farahany LLP today announced that, on the eve of trial, it has resolved a federal sexual harassment and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case for its client, the plaintiff. The case was filed against a major Atlanta construction company and its president.
The case was unusual in that it was fought on two separate fronts – both in state court and in federal court. Barrett & Farahany tried the state law sexual harassment claims in state court in October of last year, winning a precedent setting victory for its client. Because there were separate federal law issues – under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the FMLA – the case was set for a second trial against the construction company, scheduled to begin today.
“This has been a long process for our client, but she is glad she stood up for her rights to hold the defendant accountable,”; said Amanda A. Farahany, attorney for Barrett & Farahany LLP. “Today was another example of justice at work.”;
The case was filed on January 10, 2006 in federal court against the construction company and its president, asserting that the plaintiff had been subject to sexual harassment and had been fired for taking necessary medical leave – a violation of FMLA law.
About Barrett & Farahany LLP
Having achieved the largest verdict in the nation on a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case, the Atlantalaw firm of Barrett & Farahany, LLP has proven success representing individuals in employment claims, including wrongful termination, FMLA, discrimination, overtime, executive compensation and sexual harassment cases. For more information, visit www.bf-llp.com.