Timothy M. Boughey


Atlanta, GA
D 678.996.9033
[email protected]


  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law
  • B.A, History, University of Georgia

Tim Boughey is an Associate in FMG’s Atlanta Office. Tim represents public and private sector employers in all aspects of federal and state employment litigation, ranging from single-plaintiff cases to class and collective actions. His practice consists of representation in employment discrimination, labor relations, contracts, and administrative law matters before all federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He represents employers and provides advice on claims filed under such statutes under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), WARN, Georgia RICO, the Georgia Whistleblower Act, and constitutional claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

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Publications & Engagements
  • “2015 Employment Law Update from the Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit” City of Atlanta Continuing Legal Education (2016)
  • “Free Speech and The Local Government Employer” Institute for City and County Attorneys (2016)
  • “EEOC Issues Guidance on Depression, PTSD, and Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace” HR Express (2017)
  • “Expansion of Medical Cannabis Oil Use in Georgia” HR Express (2017)
  • “Welcome to the Jungle: Animals in the Workplace” HR Express (2018)
  • “The Gratuities Clause and Public Sector Employment Benefits” Institute for City and County Attorneys (2018)
  • “Religious Protections and Workplace Dress Codes: Appearance Matters” HR Express (2018)
  • “Kavanaugh/Ford: Five HR Practice Pointers from the Confirmation Process” HR Express (November 2018)
Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, 2021 Edition in the field of Labor and Employment Law – Management
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • “Can You Regulate Personal Technology and Use of Social Media?” Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (August 2016)
  • “Leave and the Local Government Employer” HR Express (December 2016)
  • “Retaliation and Whistleblowing: What Local Government Employers Need to Know” Local Government Risk Management Seminar (April 2017)
  • “Regulating Employee Use of Personal Technology in the Workplace” Local Government Risk Management Seminar (April 2017)
  • “Social Media and the Local Government Employer: #Complicated” HR Express (May 2017)
  • “Social Media Policies” Georgia Municipal Association, Government Communicators (August 2017)
  • “Workplace Privacy” HR Express (October 2017)
  • “The Georgia Open Records Act and the Municipal HR Professional” HR Express (February 2018)
  • “Liberty Interests & Name-Clearing Hearings” Local Government Risk Management Seminar (March 2018)
  • “LGBT Cultural Competency” Local Government Risk Management Seminar (March 2018)
  • “How Local Officials Can Address Sexual Harassment Issues in Their Community” National League of Cities, Women in Municipal Government (May 2018)
  • “Effectively Terminating an Employee: Best Practices” HR Express (September 2018)
  • “The Gratuities Clause: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You” HR Express (November 2018)