2022 Legislative Update
Two important pieces of legislation passed in the last session of the Georgia Assembly: HB 1390 provides an employee of a county or municipality with a right of action against his or her employer for retaliation if the employee is terminated, suspended or demoted for reporting sexual harassment. HB 961 amends Georgia’s apportionment statute so that in actions involving one or more persons, damages are apportioned according to the percentage of fault of each person. HB 961 is
Can an employer be held liable for an employee's "I'm running late" call?
In Cotton v. Prodigies Child Care Management, LLC, --S.E.2d—; 2022 WL 573355 (Ga. App. February 25, 2022), the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a driver’s employer. Plaintiff Andrea Cotton filed suit against Bianca Bouie and Bouie’s employer, Prodigies Child Care Management, following an automobile accident. Bouie was driving her own automobile, when she struck Cotton’s automobile. According to Bouie, she had left Prodigies du