Myra K. Creighton: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Myra K. Creighton

Partner
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4285

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Practice Areas

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII
  • Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
  • Hospitality
  • School Law
  • University Law
  • Education
  • Healthcare
 
University Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A., cum laude, 1985
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, J.D., cum laude, 1991
 
Admitted1991, Georgia
 
Biography

Myra Creighton is a partner in the Atlanta office. Her practice focuses on advising clients concerning their obligations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, ensuring their policies and procedures are consistent with both these laws and defending clients against employee claims alleging violations of the ADA and FMLA.

She also counsels and defends clients concerning Title VII, ADEA, and GINA issues that arise in the workplace. Myra routinely presents seminars, webinars, and training programs on ADA and FMLA topics such as Substance Abuse under the ADA, Managing the Medical Certification Process under the FMLA, Controlling Intermittent Leave under the FMLA, Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process Under the ADA, and Medical Examinations and Inquiries under the ADA.

Myra authored the chapter entitled Mental Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act in the treatise, Mental and Emotional Injuries in Employment Litigation, Second Edition, published by the Bureau of National Affairs in 2001, and the 2006 and 2008 Supplements to the chapter. She co-authored No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Employee Assistance Programs As Sources of Liability, 24 Employee Relations Law Journal 79 (1998); and Mental Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Management Rights Approach, 20 Employee Relations Law Journal 541 (1995), as well as multiple other articles on ADA topics.

Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips LLP in 1993, Myra was a law clerk for Judge Duross Fitzpatrick of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. She is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

News/Media

Complying With 'Reasonable Accommodation' Requests
April 15, 2014

Managing Employee Attendance: Employers' Rights and Responsibilities Under ADA, FMLA and the EEOC
June 20, 2013

Is Obesity an Impairment Under the Americans With Disabilities Act?
December 20, 2012

A Significant Expansion
November 2, 2009

Privacy Patrol: Guidelines for Complying with the New Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
October 16, 2009

Expanding the Universe of the Disabled
January 2, 2009

Manager First, Physician Second?
November 1, 2007

Dealing with Employees' Fear of 'Odd' Co-Workers
May 4, 2007

Hospitals Can Face Tricky Questions Regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act
May 1, 2007

Fido - Meet Your Roommate: Higher Learning Institutions Sometimes Need to Learn More About Service Animals
December 1, 2006

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
October 25, 2002

Quotes and Soundbites

Is Obesity A Diversity Concern?
March 7, 2014

Fat Chance
October 26, 2013

Obesity's New Label A Concern For Employers
July 22, 2013

DOMA Ruling Will Change FMLA Administration
July 2, 2013

New PMDD Validity Raises Concerns
July 1, 2012

Newsletter Articles

Work A Full Eight Hours? That's Not In My Job Description!
August 1, 2014

You Know It When You See It: Company On Notice Of Employee's Need For FMLA Leave
February 1, 2013

Montana Obesity Ruling May Be Cause For Concern
August 1, 2012

Blanket Policies Can Increase Your Risk of A Class Action Lawsuit
November 1, 2010

Presentations

Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce HR Academy
September 9, 2014

Georgia Chapter - September Luncheon - Two Hour Labor Law Update
September 9, 2014

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

LGBT Issues in the Workplace - Webinar
April 30, 2013

Sick and Tired: Managing Employee Attendance - Atlanta, GA
April 29, 2013

Legal Update 2011 - Atlanta, GA
November 4, 2011

Quotes and Soundbites

Is Obesity A Diversity Concern?
March 7, 2014

Fat Chance
October 26, 2013

Obesity's New Label A Concern For Employers
July 22, 2013

DOMA Ruling Will Change FMLA Administration
July 2, 2013

New PMDD Validity Raises Concerns
July 1, 2012

Presentations

Presentations

Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce HR Academy
September 9, 2014

Georgia Chapter - September Luncheon - Two Hour Labor Law Update
September 9, 2014

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

LGBT Issues in the Workplace - Webinar
April 30, 2013

Sick and Tired: Managing Employee Attendance - Atlanta, GA
April 29, 2013

Legal Update 2011 - Atlanta, GA
November 4, 2011

 
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Work A Full Eight Hours? That's Not In My Job Description!
Myra K. Creighton, August 12, 2014
According to the EEOC, healthcare employers are disproportionately represented in the ranks of those sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. recently became one of those unlucky healthcare providers when the EEOC sued it for failure to...


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Myra K. Creighton

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309




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