Effective And Favorable Resolutions For Employment Discrimination Claims

There are rights and obligations on both sides of the employment relationship. Employers have wide discretion as long as they do not single out job candidates or employees for illegal reasons.

The Canton, Georgia, law firm of Roach, Caudill & Gunn LLP represents employees and employers in settlement or litigation of employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge. Our experienced lawyer also provides proactive counsel to employers to avoid these situations in the first place.

Contact us today to discuss your rights and remedies as an employee, or for guidance and representation as an employer. We practice primarily in Cherokee County but handle selected cases throughout northern and central Georgia.

Our Attorneys Know How To Stop Workplace Harassment And Discrimination

Our employment law practice is headed by Linwood Gunn, who has 20 years of experience in state and federal civil litigation and focused knowledge in this field.

  • Employment discrimination - Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other federal legislation, it is illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, disability or protected leave. This applies to hiring, job duties, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination and every facet of employment.
  • Sexual harassment - Employers are accountable for conduct by supervisors, co-workers, vendors or clients that constitutes sexual harassment. This can be sexual assault, inappropriate touching or unwelcome advances, as well as offensive jokes, language or images, or other behavior creating a hostile work environment.
  • Wrongful termination or retaliation - Employers can fire employees for cause (violating policies or laws), for poor performance or for no particular reason. However, employers cannot discharge or otherwise retaliate against a worker for discriminatory reasons (as listed above), for reporting harassment, or for whistleblowing on fraud or illegal activity.

We help employees document the mistreatment and file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Once the EEOC process is complete, we can proceed with a lawsuit or engage the employer in negotiations.

Employer Counsel And Representation

Linwood Gunn regularly counsels employers on prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. He provides training and workshops, policy implementation and advice on how to deal with specific employees.

If an employee reports sexual harassment, claims discrimination or sues for wrongful discharge, we help employers respond accordingly. Mr. Gunn can initiate settlement talks or capably defend the company in civil litigation proceedings, depending on the merits of the case and other considerations.

Call our Canton employment discrimination attorney at 678-487-7463 or toll-free 800-265-1895 to arrange a consultation, or email us and we will respond promptly.