Trusted Atlanta Employment Law Attorneys
Strong advocacy for Georgia employees whose rights have been violated
Employees have the right to be treated equally and fairly in the workplace. They should expect that opportunities and promotions will be based on merit, not bias. And yet every day, employees throughout Georgia are subject to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and wrongful termination.
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, we fight for workplace equality for our clients. We are here to help you take back control when your employer has violated your rights leading to significant losses. Our team of Atlanta employment attorneys has recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We bring decades of legal excellence to the negotiating table and the courtroom and are recognized for getting results. We offer the trial-tested counsel you need to protect your rights in an employment dispute.
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
How can we help?
- Why choose our Atlanta employment lawyers?
- What types of employment law claims do you handle?
- What federal laws protect Georgia employees?
- What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?
- What can I recover in my employment case?
- How long do I have to file an employment claim in Atlanta?
- Do you have an employment attorney near me?
Why choose our Atlanta employment lawyers?
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, we understand the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with taking legal action. You can trust that we are unafraid to stand up to employers and large corporations. Our Atlanta employment attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of employment matters. We are dedicated to protecting employees throughout Georgia, and we refuse to settle for anything less than the best.
Our Atlanta employment attorneys are ready to advise you from the moment we start our representation. We’ll explain your rights and your remedies. We’ll gather the evidence you need to support your employment claim. Our lawyers will be your advocate with your employer, before governmental agencies, and in court.
Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP has been recognized nationally by former clients and the legal profession for our strong representation of employees. This recognition includes:
- Selected for U.S. News—Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and “Best Lawyers” for 2023
- 175+ years combined experience and insight
- Chosen for Super Lawyers® (list of top 5% of GA attorneys)
- Named to Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite
- Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating
- Martindale-Hubbell® Platinum Client Champion for 2023
No corporation is too big for our Atlanta employment attorneys to take on. If your rights have been violated under state or federal law, we are prepared to seek justice on your behalf. If an employer violated your employment contract, we have the skills and resources to hold your employer accountable. Don’t hesitate to see how our seasoned professionals can deliver the legal guidance and results you deserve.
What types of employment law claims do you handle?
Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP represents people who are experiencing crises and are unsure where to turn. Whether you’re an entry level employee or a C-Suite executive, an employee who has been sexually harassed at work or a whistleblower who reported fraud, we want to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services, including:
Employee Discrimination Claims
Out Atlanta employment lawyers understand how traumatic it is to be denied a job, fired, or refused opportunities and promotions because of a protected characteristic when you clearly have the experience, education, skills, and personal resources needed. We fight to restore the proper employment balances so that employees are judged based on their ability to do their job and not the personal prejudices of the employer.
We work to hold employers who discriminate against employees accountable by bringing claims for discrimination based on:
Violations of Constitutional Rights by Public Employers
- First Amendment Claims
- Equal Protection Claims
- Section 1983 Claims
We handle employment claims where the primary dispute is about an employee’s rights or obligations under a contract with their employer.
Employment claims for retaliation after blowing the whistle or for asserting a legal right
No employee should be subjected to retaliation after reporting or opposing unlawful conduct by their employer. We represent employees who have the courage to disclose employer misconduct or stand up against discrimination in the following types of claims:
- Whistleblower claims, including violations of:
- Georgia Whistleblower Act (public employees only)
- Sarbanes Oxley/Dodd Frank
- Consumer Financial Protection Act
- Workplace retaliation
Specialized employment claims
Our Atlanta employment lawyers also handle the following types of specialized employment claims:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
We are trial attorneys and never shy away from fighting for our clients in court. But there may be times where a resolution short of trial is in the best interest of our clients. We represent our clients in many alternative dispute resolution forums including:
What federal laws protect Georgia employees?
There are many federal statutes in place to protect employees. We routinely work with folks whose rights have been violated under federal laws such as:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Equal Pay Act
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
- The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?
The EEOC is a federal agency that has the authority to investigate violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC investigates employment discrimination and retaliation violations of these statutes, which apply to employers with 15 or more employees.
What can I recover in my employment case?
At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, our Atlanta employment lawyers demand compensation for all categories of damages the appropriate federal or state laws permit. We seek the following damages in most employment cases that involve unlawful workplace discrimination or retaliation:
- Lost wages and economic benefits of employment
- Any statutory damages the relevant law permits, such as compensatory damages, punitive damages, or liquidated damages
- Attorney’s fees and expenses, if authorized by the statute
- Injunctive relief, where appropriate
In contract dispute cases, we demand that the employer pay the amounts due to an employee – such as severance pay or the value of stock options – that was part of the terms of the contract.
We may seek other remedies on your behalf depending on the employment violation and your authority for bringing a claim.
How long do I have to file an employment claim in Atlanta?
The timeframe for a claim, also called the statute of limitations, can vary significantly based on the type of claim you have. The short answer is, time is not on your side. The sooner you contact us, the faster we can get to work, to ensure that you are not time-barred from making a claim or filing an administrative complaint or a lawsuit.
Do you have an employment attorney near me?
Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is based in Atlanta; our office is located at 600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3900. We conduct phone and video consultations by appointment, and proudly serve clients throughout Georgia, including those in Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, and Savannah.
Our employment lawyers will answer all your questions and guide you through each phase of your employment claim.
Contact our Atlanta employment attorneys today
Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP handles all types of employment claims. We are your advocates when your employment and civil rights are being denied. With decades of experience and proven insight, we are prepared for any legal challenges employees may face. In your case evaluation, we will review your legal options. Our Atlanta employment law attorneys will build a case to make sure your rights are upheld and justice is secured. To get started on your case, please call or contact us today. Proudly serving all of Georgia.