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August 8, 2018

The following Article originally appeared in the August 3, 2018 Edition of the Hamilton County Herald.  It is reprinted here with the express permission of the author David Laprad.  Photo also by David Laprad.   

How one woman’s ‘victory’ failed to make h...

February 14, 2018

On February 2, 2018, a federal court jury in Greeneville, Tennessee, awarded BDP client Andrea Herring over $2 million in damages in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.  BDP attorneys Donna Mikel and Doug Hamill represented Ms. Herring against her former employer...

January 31, 2018

We are proud to announce that Frank Pinchak was honored with the Albert L. Hodge Volunteer Award at the 2018 Chattanooga Bar Association Annual Meeting. 

The Albert L. Hodge Volunteer Award is given to an attorney with exemplary volunteer service to the Chattanooga...

November 29, 2017

With the increase in media awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, people are becoming more willing to speak up, especially through social media using the #metoo.  

It is important for victims of workplace sexual harassment to know that while there is no time l...

February 21, 2017

The California law firm of Allred, Maroko, and Goldberg, along with the Tennessee law firm of Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak have joined together to represent Desaree Haber in her claims against Yates Services, Inc. and Nissan North America, Inc. arising under the American...

August 6, 2015

Last week a Hamilton County Circuit Court jury awarded BDP client Beverly Wilcox a verdict of $931,720 against her former employer, Mapco Express, Inc. The jury found that Ms. Wilcox, who was employed as a convenient store clerk, was fired in retaliation for asserting...

April 28, 2015

Governor Haslam in early April of 2015 signed into law a new bill that provides a civil remedy to employees fired for possessing a firearm or ammunition in an employer parking area. This new law, now codified as Tenn. Code Ann. §50-1-312, states in relevant part: "No e...

April 15, 2015

Reversing a three-judge panel decision finding that telecommuting up to four days per week was a reasonable accommodation, the full Sixth Circuit recently took a harsh line against telecommuting. Describing the plaintiff steel buyer's job as an "interactive" job that r...

February 1, 2015

Have you missed work due to the flu or cold season?  Do not assume that your illness or that of your family members will automatically qualify you for FMLA.  The FMLA typically defines a cold or the flu as a “minor illness,” depending upon exact circumstances.  Before...

January 8, 2015

Following several years of prolonged litigation that culminated in an eight day trial, BDP Partner, Eric Burnette, recently obtained a favorable result for his client absolving the client of any and all liability. Mr. Burnette represented a roofing subcontractor that w...

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