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Georgia Tech Pays $500k to Settle Claim Related to Citizenship Discrimination

By The Forsythe Law Firm LLC |

The Georgia Institute of Technology was ordered to pay half a million dollars to settle claims related to employment discrimination. According to the Department of Justice complaint, the school recruited workers for U.S. citizen-only jobs and thus discriminated against non-citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act. A Georgia Tech student, who is… Read More »

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EEOC Sues on Behalf of Employee Requesting Telework Due to COVID-19 Risk

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit against an employer who denied an employee the right to work from home based on a heightened risk of severe complications should she contract the COVID-19 virus. The EEOC is alleging that the company, a global payment processing company based in Columbus, Georgia, violated… Read More »

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EEOC Settles Suit On Behalf of Fired Maintenance Worker Who Requested Religious Exemption to Flu Vaccine Requirements

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The EEOC recently settled a lawsuit filed against Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for firing an employee who refused to get an influenza vaccine due to sincerely held religious beliefs. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta agreed to pay the worker $45,000 to settle claims that it violated his civil rights to the free practice of his… Read More »

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EEOC Sues Pediatric Health Services Provider for Discriminating Against Disabled Employee

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The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit against Zoe Center for Pediatric & Adolescent Health, LLC for allegedly discriminating against a disabled employee. According to the EEOC, Zoe Center violated federal law when it failed to provide an employee a reasonable accommodation based on her disabilities. Zoe Center is alleged to have fired the employee… Read More »

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Georgia Woman Recovers $5.6 Million after Dog Attack

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A Georgia woman recently recovered $5.6 million in a dog bite lawsuit filed against her neighbors who were homing their son’s dog while he was staying with them. The dog, a Labrador/pit bull mix, was owned by the defendant’s son. The woman was returning mail that had been accidentally delivered to her home when… Read More »

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Georgia Nursing Home Accused of Abuse and Neglect of Patients

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A Georgia resident had to be housed at an area nursing home after an accident with a truck left him a quadriplegic. Doctors told him that he would never again be able to move his arms and legs. However, he did have some movement in his legs, which gave him hope that at least… Read More »

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Is Lane Splitting by Motorcycle Riders Legal in Georgia?

By The Forsythe Law Firm LLC |

If you are an avid motorcycle rider, you are probably well aware of the dangers you encounter when sharing the road with larger, heavier motorized vehicles. Statistics compiled by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GA DOT) confirm the risks, though the actual number of total crashes is relatively low compared to other traffic collisions…. Read More »

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Risk of Falls on Construction Sites in Georgia

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The construction site is one of the most dangerous workplaces for employees, with heavy equipment, scaffolding, electricity, and numerous crews all contributing to accidents. Among these factors, there is one particular type of accident that rises to the forefront. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), falls are the leading… Read More »

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How Distracted Driving Affects a Motorist’s Capabilities

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Distracted driving is a specific type of inattention that occurs when motorists direct their focus on some non-driving activity and away from operating the vehicle. You can guess that this risky conduct increases the chances of a car accident, and statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are proof. Every year, more… Read More »

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Complete v. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries in Accidents

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The spinal cord acts as a communications network, transmitting messages from the brain to the systems, organs, muscles, and other tissues that comprise the human body. When trauma from an accident causes a spinal cord injury (SCI), the consequences can be severe. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), accidents are… Read More »

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