C. R. Wright: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

C. R. Wright

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4263

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Order 11246
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Immigration Compliance
  • Labor Law Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Workplace Audits
  • Negligent Hiring and Retention
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Recordkeeping Obligations
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliation
  • Section 1983 Claims
  • Whistleblower Actions
University Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA, B.S., 1982; Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, B.S., with highest honor, 1983; Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA, M.B.A., 1987
Law SchoolGeorgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Admitted1993, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association


C. R. Wright is a partner in the Atlanta office. C.R.'s practice includes advising clients on general labor and employment issues, handling employment-related litigation, and presenting training seminars for managers and supervisors.

He also handles OSHA inspections, affirmative action audits, charges of discrimination, and wage and hour investigations.

C.R. served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia State Law Review while in law school, and, prior to joining the firm, he worked in Human Resources for Lockheed Corporation.

He also was a police officer for seven years with the Cobb County Police Department where he attained the rank of Sergeant. C.R. is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer.


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Supreme Court Provides Guidance for Businesses Wishing to Avoid Unfriendly State Courts
April 22, 2010

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: Lilly's Legacy is Alive - And Stay Tuned for More to Come
November 2, 2009

Ledbetter Act Makes Old Claims New Again - What's an Employer to Do?
July 1, 2009

Legal Alerts

The EEOC Goes Electronic: FAQs On EEOC's New Electronic Pilot Program
August 25, 2015

Michigan Law Restricts Employer Use of Social Security Numbers
October 7, 2005

Quotes and Soundbites

DNA Test To Find Defecator Just One Way To Violate GINA
June 24, 2015

Supreme Court's Religious Headscarf Ruling Increases Employers' Bias Risks
June 8, 2015

Coordinating Wellness Requirements Under ADA and GINA Cloudy
May 14, 2015

Matthew Rosenkoff, C.R. Wright, & Loretta Lepore Guests on Atlanta Legal Experts
October 21, 2014

Georgia Gun Law Expands Rights On Both Sides, But Does It Increase Liability?
July 2, 2014

Podcast: Experts Weigh Benefits And Risks Of Biometrics In The Workplace
February 24, 2014

After Sex Scandal, Police Chief Candidates Will Be Asked About Relationships
October 9, 2012

It's High Time To Engage Your Employees
September 27, 2012

Releases for Early Retirement Offers Must Comply with OWBPA
May 9, 2011

Newsletter Articles

What The Bleep?
June 1, 2013

Sitting Down On The Job - And Not Just In California
September 3, 2012

Oh Brother, Make It Stop!
June 1, 2012

A Love or Hate Employment Relationship - How Do Your Employees Feel?
May 1, 2012

How Do Your Employees Feel?
May 1, 2012

The Latest On GINA
February 1, 2011

Staying Out Of The EEOC's Line Of Fire
March 1, 2010

Will 2010 Be A Boom Year For Healthcare Lawsuits?
February 1, 2010

How Did They Manage? Part Two
June 1, 2009

How Did They Manage? Part One
March 1, 2009


2015 HR Academy for Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce
September 1, 2015

Social Media in the Workplace
December 8, 2014

Disaster Preparedness: HR Responsibilities Both Before and After a Disaster Strikes, Step-by-Step Review - Webinar
October 23, 2014

SHRM - Foothills of Georgia Chapter and Fisher & Phillips LLP Present a Legal Update Seminar
September 16, 2014

Technology Association of Georgia HR Roundtable
August 19, 2014

Social Media Headaches For Employers
April 3, 2014

HR Summit - Risks and Opportunities of Being an Employer
December 17, 2013

Risks and Opportunities of Being an Employer - Acworth, GA
November 19, 2013

Cobb Chamber of Commerce HR Academy - Atlanta, GA
November 13, 2013

GINA: But We Don't Collect Genetic Information - Do We? - EEOC Training Seminar - Atlanta, GA
August 22, 2013

Developing and Maintaining a Great Employee Handbook - Webinar
September 18, 2012

Human Resources Roundtable - Atlanta, GA
November 16, 2011

Have you Heard About the 'Bridge to Justice?' Are You Concerned? You Should Be! - Duluth, GA
May 19, 2011

What To Do When the Government Knocks at Your Door - McDonough, GA
March 24, 2011

Social Media Headaches for Employers
Council for State Personnel Administration, 2014

Risks & Opportunities of Being an Employer
West Cobb Business Association, 2013

But We Don't Collect Genetic Information, So Who Cares About GINA?
SHRM National Conference, 2012


C.R. is an active supporter of law enforcement charity events, MedShare, MDA and other community and charitable organizations.

Reported CasesReported Cases; Mauclair v. Airborne Freight Co., 68 F.E.P. Cases (BNA) 115 (N.D. Ga. 1996), affd, 81 F.3d 177 (11th Cir. 1996)

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The EEOC Goes Electronic: FAQs On EEOC's New Electronic Pilot Program
Michael C. Greene,C. R. Wright, August 25, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently rolled out a pilot program to electronically notify employers of new Charges filed against them. Instead of mailing the Notice of Charge of Discrimination form through conventional means, the EEOC is rolling out a new system that will...

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C. R. Wright

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309


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