Georgia Employment Law

The Firm’s employment practice includes almost all issues arising out of the workplace. The Georgia employment attorneys at SMITH LAW have successfully represented employees who have been wrongfully terminated, discriminated and retaliated against, demoted, suspended, harassed, denied a workplace accommodation, denied overtime and minimum wages, and denied medical leave. The attorneys at SMITH LAW have also successfully represented employees whose private medical information was unlawfully disclosed at work, employees who have exposed fraudulent practices within the workplace, and employees who were accused of breaching restrictive covenants (e.g., non-competition and non-solicitation agreements) and trade secret statutes.

The Georgia employment attorneys at SMITH LAW have also represented employers of all sizes, including food franchisees, restaurants, educational institutions, medical funding companies, and home health companies. The attorneys at SMITH LAW have successfully defended employers against allegations of discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, minimum and overtime wage violations, contract disputes, violation of trade secret statutes, and claims for unfair competition.

The Georgia employment attorneys at SMITH LAW have successfully litigated and tried numerous cases, including nationwide collective actions. The attorneys at SMITH LAW have also resolved cases through mediation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Litigation can be costly, especially for small businesses, which is why employers must adopt a proactive approach to compliance instead of a reactive approach. Numerous companies have retained SMITH LAW on an ongoing basis to educate and guide them through compliance-related issues as needed. The attorneys at SMITH LAW have drafted employee handbooks, anti-sexual harassment policies, employment agreements, severance agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, independent contractor agreements, and other types of agreements for numerous companies.

Learn more below about some of the areas of employment law in which we practice. Contact SMITH LAW for additional information about how we can help you. Located in Gwinnett County, we serve clients in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination Wrongful termination arises where an employee is terminated from employment for unlawful reasons. Generally, in the absence of an employment contract for a specified term or collective bargaining agreement, employment is considered “at will,” whi… Read More
Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment If you have been victimized at work and you need a sexual harassment attorney, trust the team at Smith Law to fight for your legal rights. The Firm’s employment law practice primarily focuses on workplace sexual harassment and employer retaliation… Read More
Trucking Whistleblowers

Trucking Whistleblowers

Trucking Whistleblowers SMITH LAW has successfully represented individuals in whistleblower / retaliation actions arising under various laws enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). Your Rights Under the Surface Transportation Assistance A… Read More
FMLA

FMLA

FMLA The Family Medical Leave Act: Understanding Your Right to Job-protected Leave My employer gave me six weeks of personal leave to give birth and care for my newborn baby. At the time my leave began, Human Resources told me that I did not qualify for l… Read More