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Sunday, June 5, 2022

What to Know About Religious Discrimination in the Workplace in GA

Many people face religious discrimination each and every day of their lives. Sometimes it even occurs in the workplace. But luckily, if it does, there are things that can be done to stop it.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

How to Spot Ageism in the Workplace

The workplace should never be a place for discrimination. Unfortunately, for far too many people it’s a reality. Often fearing job loss or retaliation, many fail to report inappropriate behavior – even if they are protected from it under the law.

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Atlanta Police Inspector Charged with Harassment by Former City Employee

Police officers are trusted to prevent and stop crimes from occurring. But while most do an excellent job of this, not every officer can be trusted. As with any profession, there are “bad apples.”

Recently a former Atlanta city employee has accused her former police supervisor of sexual harassment and is seeking a federal trial against the supervisor and the city for what she says is failure to stop the criminal behavior.

Hopes of Compensation

Michelle Anderson alleges that she has endured inappropriate actions from Wellington Clarke for more than two years.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

What to Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Just because you have a disability, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be entitled to the same rights as someone without one. Unfortunately, this isn’t always what occurs; sometimes people discriminate against individuals with disabilities. This was the catalyst for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Act, which went into effect in 1990, entitles those with disabilities to the same rights for fair housing, education, public transportation, public accommodations, employment, and telecommunications. The ADA requires that businesses provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and prohibits them from discriminating against them.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Who is Eligible for Lifetime Income Benefits Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation?

When someone suffers a workplace injury, it can greatly impact his or her life. Whether the employee’s injuries are physical and/or emotional, they are likely accompanied with financial distress. Workers’ benefits help to alleviate the financial strain on those who are injured in the workplace. When a worker is approved for Workers’ Compensation, they will receive weekly benefits until either their medical condition improves or when 400 weeks from the date of the injury have passed. But what about catastrophic injuries that prevent the worker from recovering or going back to work in any capacity?

Under Georgia’s state workers’ compensation laws, those employees who suffer a catastrophic injury are an exception.

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Friday, December 24, 2021

What to Know About Color Discrimination in the Workplace

In the state of Georgia, most employees are considered to be “at will.” This means that they can be terminated or may quit for any reason or no reason at all. However, there are some exceptions to this. There are certain protected classes of people. This means that employers are prohibited from terminating an employee simply because he or she falls into one of these classes of people.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Unpaid Overtime and the “Economic Reality Test”

With a shortage of workers in the workforce, more people are working longer hours than before. Unfortunately, not all of them are being compensated for their work.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees are entitled to overtime pay. However, this is not true for independent contractors. In order to prove that you are an employee and are entitled to overtime pay, you must use what is called the “economic reality test.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

What Is a Former Employer Allowed to Say About You?

Sometimes a job just doesn’t work out. Whether you had a difficult time with your co-workers or boss, or you found your job responsibilities to be intolerable, sometimes it’s in your best interest to leave your place of employment. Some people are able to secure a new job prior to giving notice, while others end up performing a job search after their two weeks are up.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Providing Lactation Breaks Required of All GA Employers

Being a new mother and a working woman can be very difficult. But with the help of Georgia's newer law it just became a little easier. Under state law all Georgia employers are required to provide paid lactation breaks.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Can You Be Fired for What You Do Outside of Work?

When you’re not working, work is often the last thing on your mind. Instead, you probably prefer to focus on enjoying the moment. However, what you need to keep in mind is whether or not your conduct outside of work could get you fired from your job. This depends upon the type of activity in which you’re engaged and whether or not there is a state law that affords you any protection.

At-will Employees

As a general rule, there is no law that protects you from being fired.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

What Is Wrongful Termination?

When you are terminated from your job it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. You may be left trying to figure out how you will stay afloat and pay your bills. But before you do anything, it’s important that you ask yourself whether or not your termination was lawful.

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