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.
Jerk Isn't Disabled: However, Can They be Lawfully Terminated
December 9, 2014
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
Risk to Employee Allows Job Denial, Supreme Court Rules
June 12, 2002
Quotes and Soundbites
Georgia ACC Hears from Fisher & Phillips Attorneys about Important Developments in Labor and Employment Law
November 14, 2014
Yes, A 'Cantankerous Jerk' Can Be Fired
September 29, 2014
Is Obesity A Diversity Concern?
March 7, 2014
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
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
2015 Human Resources & Employment Law Briefing
April 30, 2015
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