Emily S. Borna is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since completing law school, she has specialized in labor and employment litigation on behalf of management.
Ms. Borna joined Jackson Lewis after a year of private practice in Savannah, Georgia. She specializes in litigating employment law cases in federal and state courts and labor and employment agencies. She has significant experience with assisting employers in meeting the legal and practical challenges posed by federal and state laws protecting injured and ill employees.
Ms. Borna has extensive experience advising businesses on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. She routinely presents and appears as a speaker before numerous business organizations, including the Society of Human Resource Management, and management personnel addressing labor and employment issues and compliance with workplace laws. She has drafted and reviewed employment policies and counseled corporate clients on sensitive disciplinary issues. Ms. Borna has also represented employers in administrative hearings and handled litigation involving issues of wage/hour, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, medical leave, age discrimination, race, national origin, and/or color discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and state tort issues.
While attending law school, she was a research and special projects editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. In addition, she studied abroad for a year and has conversational fluency in Hebrew.
Ms. Borna regularly volunteers in the “Everybody Wins” School Lunch Reading program at the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Elementary School. She also enjoys scuba diving and traveling in her free time.
Honors and Recognitions
•Georgia Trend, Georgia's Legal Elite (December 2004)
•Legal 500, Leading Lawyer in Labor - Management Relations (2008)
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•“Everybody Wins” School Lunch Reading Program, Volunteer
• Pregnancy Discrimination Reexamined: Accommodations for Pregnancy Under the ADAAA, Women Lawyers Journal, Vol. 98 no. 3 (2013) [Co-Author]
October 13, 2015
Change in Georgia's First Offender Act Facilitating Employment to be Applied Retroactively
October 13, 2015
Legislation overhauling Georgia's probation system also affects Georgia's First Offender Act (“GFOA”) (O.C.G.A. 42-8-60 et seq.), which protects certain criminal defendants from being disqualified from consideration for employment based on their criminal record.Under the GFOA, a criminal defendant who...