The Supreme Court Expands Retaliation Protections To Third Party Family Members
By Bradley Adler In an opinion released on January 24, 2011, the Supreme Court held that third parties may have a cause of action for retaliation under Title VII if they suffer an adverse employment action due to their connection with a person who has filed an EEOC Charge. Thompson v. N. Am. Stainless, LP, 09-291, 2011…
EEOC Issues Final Regulations On Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
By: Ben Mathis and Jonathan Kandel The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued final rules related to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”). Title II of GINA, which became effective on November 21, 2009, makes it unlawful for covered employers to discriminate on the basis of “genetic information.” In addition, covered employers are prohibited from requesting,…
Want to Avoid Juries–Why Not Try Arbitration?
By Ben Mathis The beginning of the New Year is not just a good time for personal resolutions, but also is a good time to consider important Human Resource policy changes. One idea that more and more employers are putting into place is mandatory arbitration agreements that cover legal claims by employees.
2011 Legislature All About the Budget
By Bobby Baker The 2011 session of the General Assembly will be dominated by the state budget shortfall. Current estimates are that the budget will have to be cut between $1.5 and $2.0 billion to meet expected revenue for FY 2011. Reduced tax collections and the elimination of federal subsidies will force significant budget cuts…
FMG Adds New Attorneys – New Associates
C. Whitfield Caughman joined the firm as an Associate and practices in the firm’s Business Liability and Insurance Law Practice Group. She focuses on professional liability matters, including directors and officers and medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Caughman received her B.A. in English, with a minor in Sociology from Emory University. She graduated from Tulane Law School in…
FMG Adds New Attorneys – Seth Kirby, Of Counsel
Seth Kirby joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Atlanta office. Mr. Kirby practices in the firm’s Business Liability and Insurance Law Group. He focuses on insurance coverage matters and professional liability defense. Mr. Kirby has extensive experience in representing insurance companies in litigation involving coverage issues as well as allegations of bad faith. Mr.…
FMG Adds New Attorneys – Bobby Baker, Partner
Bobby Baker joined FMG as a Partner in the Atlanta office. Mr. Baker’s practice will focus on providing strategic and regulatory counseling to private companies and local governments, with an emphasis on energy, transportation and technology issues. His practice also will include appellate cases and mediations. Mr. Baker served as a statewide elected member of the Georgia…