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Employment Law Fact or Fiction?: It Doesn’t Matter Why You Are Fired In An At-Will State.

This article kicks off our “employment law fact or fiction” series in which we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions that the attorneys at Parks, Chesin & Walbert are asked by clients and potential clients.  Few issues are black and white; most are shades of gray.  Our hope is that the information here can help you gain a better understanding of Georgia employment law generally.  Contact us today if you have a specific legal concern or think you have been wrongfully fired.

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Reversal Obtained in Georgia Court of Appeals

Matt Maguire, along with a team of lawyers from Balch & Bingham and Huff, Powell & Bailey, obtained reversal in the Georgia Court of Appeals of a trial court’s revocation of two out of state attorneys’ pro hac vice admissions for allegedly violating their duty of candor to the trial court concerning the existence of insurance for their corporate client.

$1.6 Million Awarded In Race Discrimination Case

A federal court awarded over $1.6 million in damages and fees in a race discrimination case against Fulton County.  Some long overdue justice was delivered after a five day jury trial in the Northern District of Georgia. In a case handled by Parks, Chesin & Walbert attorneys, a federal court entered judgment totaling just over $1,650,000 for the plaintiff in the case of Douglas Carl v. Fulton County and Thomas Andrews (former County Manager).  The jury found that Mr. Carl had been passed over for a promotion because he is a white male, in violation of Title VII and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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You’re About to be Fired

I’m about to be fired, what should I do?

There is no worse feeling than the sense of impending doom.  The stress that leads up to and follows the loss of a job can disrupt your entire life.  That’s why we take special care in working with clients who face these situations.

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Defendant Breached Physician’s Contract

Parks, Chesin & Walbert attorney Matt Maguire obtained a jury award that included attorneys’ fees after convincing the jury that the Defendant breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing implied in all contracts when it terminated a physician’s contract with cause in order to avoid having to continue paying her salary.

Fulton County Guilty of Race and Gender Discrimination

Some long overdue justice was delivered after a five day jury trial in the Northern District of Georgia. In a case handled by Parks, Chesin & Walbert attorneys, a federal court entered judgment totaling just over $1,650,000 for the plaintiff in the case of Douglas Carl v. Fulton County and Thomas Andrews (former County Manager). The jury found that Mr. Carl had been passed over for a promotion because he is a white male, in violation of Title VII and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Discrimination Alleged Against Savannah State

Marilynn Stacey-Suggs, the former Athletics Director of Savannah State University, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, which operates SSU, discriminated against her based on her sex and retaliated against her for opposing unlawful discrimination.READ MORE