Macon Employment Law and Business Litigation Attorneys

Macon Employment & Civil Rights Attorneys

Experience matters when you are denied your rights in Georgia


Macon, Georgia is one of the treasures of the South. It’s known as the capital of Southern Rock with ties to the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Little Richard, and other great American musicians, including the rising stars of today. Macon has a population of nearly 400,000 and is expected to grow by 20 percent in the next 10 years. About 50% of employees work in sales, management, and other office professions. The remainder work in construction, farming, industrial production, transportation, healthcare, Macon’s three universities -–Mercer University, Macon State College, and Wesleyan College, and other industries.  The city is also close to Robbins Air Force Base.

Employees in Macon should be judged based on their abilities to do their job – and not on their race, sex, national origin, and other identity qualifiers. Employees in Macon should be paid the proper amount of their wages, including overtime pay for each of the hours they work. Residents in Macon should feel free to exercise their rights and be free from obtrusive conduct.

Sadly, many employers and government officials don’t respect your rights. At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, our Macon employment attorneys are fierce advocates when employers discriminate, harass you, create hostile work environments, fail to pay all your wages, or retaliate if you assert your rights. Our Macon employment and civil rights attorneys also fight for residents when the police engage in misconduct or other government officials mistreat you.

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This was my first time having to seek legal counsel on an employment issue so I was a bit nervous about the process. I was referred to Ed Buckley by a friend I respect and trust, and one that has over 20 years of experience in law. Mr. Buckley made the process much less intimidating for me. Many thanks to Mr. Buckley and team for helping me. I'd definitely hire them again. – Google review

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Why do clients choose your Macon employment and civil rights attorneys?


A good job that pays a decent living wage makes all the difference. Jobs provide the income you need to support yourself and your family. Jobs make you feel connected to your community because you’re making a difference in people’s lives. Jobs provide friendships. At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, our Macon employment attorneys understand how devastating it is to lose your job, be denied a job, or suffer at work due to any employer wrong such as discrimination, harassment, denial of pay benefits, or the denial of workers’ compensation benefits.

Having civil rights makes all the difference, too. Your Constitutional rights and rights granted through federal legislation help ensure that you are treated with respect and dignity by the government. Your rights ensure fair play, safety, and freedom.

Our employee and civil rights have been fighting for the employees and residents of Macon and across Georgia for 30 years. We represent all types of workers from blue-collar workers to C-suite executives. We represent people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds. We also provide strong representation for business disputes.

Across the board, clients and the lawyers who work with and against us say that Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is a premier employee rights and civil rights law firm. Here are a few of our accolades and offerings:

  • Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, and Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite” have all rated us highly
  • We’ve won before the US Supreme Court
  • We have decades of experience fighting for clients before the EEOC, in federal and state courts, and the appellate courts
  • We have a diverse team of seasoned professionals fighting for the underdog

We’re ready now to answer your questions, explain your rights, and persuasively fight for your rights.

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What types of Macon employee rights cases do you handle?


We handle all types of employee rights claims, including claims for:

Discrimination and wrongful treatment

In the 21st century, there’s no excuse for discrimination or harassment based on your background, your appearance, or your beliefs. Yet, repeatedly, many employers wrongfully terminate employees, fail to promote them, make life at work intolerable, and deny employees the ability to train and learn like other workers. Our seasoned Macon employment attorneys move quickly to stop discrimination and workplace harassment by filing complaints with the correct agencies and courts in Georgia. We also demand compensation for your damages due to employer mistreatment.

We fight to protect you when you disclose company fraud or when employers retaliate because you asserted your rights or the rights of others. Our attorneys work to protect you and to secure compensation.

Our Macon employment attorneys handle the following types of discrimination and employer misconduct claims:

Financial rights

Every dollar counts for most workers. Our Macon employee rights class action claims when employers try to cheat their workers by denying them overtime or refusing to pay what the workers have earned. We also fight for C-executives when employers try to devalue their contractual employment benefits or deny those benefits completely. We represent workers who are still employed and workers who have been terminated. Termination claims usually involve determining severance pay and whether the employer has any right to prevent you from working with competitors.

Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP has the experience and resources to handle:

Retaliation rights and whistleblower rights

Your right to file discrimination claims, improper wage and salary claims, whistleblower claims, and other types of employee claims includes the right not to be subject to discipline or retaliation from your employer.  Our Macon employment attorneys represent employees speak up for themselves and other coworkers. We handle the following types of claims:

Personal employment rights

Employees risk their health every day. Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws require that, if you are hurt or become ill due to your job, you receive payment of your medical bills, temporary disability benefits, and permanent disability benefits.

If you’re a truck driver, you should be encouraged, not punished, for reporting when truck equipment, shipment methods, or tools are unsafe. If you work in the military, you should be encouraged to return to your old job when your tour of duty is over – and not concerned you might lose your job while serving our country. Federal law also supports the right of family members to help parents and children in need.

Our Macon employment attorneys are ready to move quickly to preserve and protect your right to safe working conditions and the health of yourself and those closest to you. We handle:

What types of Macon civil rights cases do you handle?


Civil rights laws protect residents from many injustices. The term is much broader than protecting the rights of minorities to vote, as the term was commonly used a long time ago. Civil rights laws require that the Constitutional and federal rights of everyone, of every background, are protected.  Civil rights laws provide for protection from discrimination, police misconduct, government overreach, and other injustices under the “color of state law.”

Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is a national leader in civil rights law. We handle civil rights claims that protect Macon residents from illegal arrests, cruel and unusual punishment, forced confessions, discrimination, interference with your right to practice your religion, and many other rights. We file claims against the individuals and government entities responsible.

Our Macon civil rights lawyers have experience handling:

  • Civil Rights Claims
  • LGBTQ+ Claims
  • Constitutional Rights Violations
  • 1983 Claims
  • Sexual Assault Claims

Which courts decide my employment and civil rights claims?

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Many employee discrimination and harassment cases begin by filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Most employee rights and civil cases are eventually tried before a judge and a jury in federal court.

Our Macon employment and civil rights attorneys are experienced at trying cases before agencies and in the courtroom. Our lawyers are also skilled at negotiating and handling cases in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitration or the mediation process. We’re ready to take your case to the US Supreme Court if necessary.

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What laws do your Macon employment and civil rights lawyers assert on my behalf?


Our Macon employment and civil rights attorneys use many different laws to help you assert your rights, depending on the type of employer or governmental wrong that was committed. Some of the laws we regularly use include:

What damages can I seek in my Macon employment or civil rights claims?

Each type of employment or civil rights case is different. Your damages depend on what wrong was committed, what laws apply to your claim, the extent of your damages, and other factors. When many people like you suffer the same wrong, such as the failure of an employer to pay overtime, we file class action lawsuits. Most cases involve just one client.

Most employment claims and retaliation claims involve the following:

  • Lost wages, income, and/or benefits
  • Job reinstatement if you were wrongfully terminated
  • The expenses of looking for a new job
  • Compensatory and/or liquidated damages
  • Attorney fees and expenses
  • Punitive damages

When we represent C-suite executives, we fight to maximize your severance benefits while seeking to limit or eliminate any restrictions on your future employment.

In whistleblower cases, we fight to ensure you don’t experience retaliation from your employer and that you receive any compensation that the whistleblower laws permit.

We may also seek injunctive relief in some cases.

How much time do I have to file my Macon employee rights and civil rights claim?

Don’t wait. You should contact our Macon employment lawyers as soon as possible for several reasons. The deadlines for filing claims vary depending on the right that is being violated, whether agencies are involved, and other factors. By promptly calling us, we can immediately put your employer or others on notice that the misconduct must stop. We can review your employment situation and your financial damages.

The timelines for employment claims and civil rights claims may be very short. Call us today.

Do you have a Macon employment/civil rights attorneys near me?

Our Macon employment lawyers meet clients at our office in Atlanta located at 600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3900. We conduct phone and video consultations by appointment for clients in Macon who can’t travel to Atlanta. We proudly serve clients throughout Georgia, including in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Marietta, and Savannah.

We understand your pain. Your dignity has been attacked. You need to pay your bills now. We’ll fight to restore your confidence and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today. Contact our Macon employment and civil rights attorneys for help now.

Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is the firm of choice for many employees. We’re the firm defense lawyers don’t want to see on the other side. We achieve strong results because we know what evidence is persuasive, why the laws specifically protect you, and how to anticipate and counter the arguments of employers and government officials. To speak with our experienced Macon employee and civil rights attorneys, schedule a consultation by calling us or completing our contact form today.