Tillman Y. Coffey: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Tillman Y. Coffey

Partner
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4222

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Non-Competition and Trade Secrets Agreements
  • Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Supervisor Training
  • Dealership
 
University Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, B.S., summa cum laude, 1989
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN, J.D., cum laude, 1992
 
Admitted1992, Georgia
 
Biography

Tillman Coffey is a partner in the Atlanta office. He joined the legal profession with 15 years of real world experience working in jobs ranging from supervisor in a lead smelter blast furnace to working as a cloth spreader in a garment factory.

This experience has been an invaluable tool in understanding employees, workplace issues, and in providing practical advice.

Tillman's practice focuses on the defense of employment discrimination complaints in court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state commissions.

Tillman also advises clients on the preventive measures they can take to minimize liability.

In addition, Tillman provides training to management and speaks to groups and associations on many labor and employment law topics, including effective hiring, discipline and discharge, disability law, sexual harassment, wage and hour law, and family and medical leave.

News/Media
With Termination Looming, Employee Complains: Get Out Of Jail Free Card? June 12, 2014

What Came First - Management Discipline or the Employee Complaint? June 3, 2014

Is There a Locker Room Mentality on Your Jobsite? April 5, 2014

Fake - A Cautionary Tale About Hiring Decisions May 1, 2005

Sword or Shield? Using Employee Handbooks June 25, 2003

Quotes and Soundbites
Disciplinary Moves: Dicey If The Worker Complains First June 17, 2014

Termination May Not Be The End February 25, 2014

Helping Hand December 14, 2012

Newsletter Articles
Better Check The Brakes August 1, 2014

Failure Is Not An Option May 5, 2014

Termination May Not End It March 1, 2014

Does Your Dealership Have A Locker Room Mentality? February 3, 2014

Do I Have To Hire A Criminal With Bad Credit? August 1, 2013

Did The Local DUI Lawyer Draft Your Pay Plans? May 1, 2013

Did Your DUI Lawyer Draft Your Employee Handbook? June 1, 2012

Resolve To Be A Better Manager January 3, 2012

Overtime Blues August 1, 2011

Hitting The Reset Button At Work July 1, 2011

Do Your Job Descriptions Still Fit? June 1, 2011

E-Mails, Memos, and Other Smoking Guns March 1, 2009

The Employment Application: More Than a Formality January 1, 2009

Presentations

HR Academy Hot HR Topics - What You Don't Know
March 12, 2014

 
ISLN901138512
 

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The Chicken Or The Egg?
Tillman Y. Coffey, October 10, 2014
You finally decided to take the long overdue disciplinary action. Jack has got to be disciplined. But just before you do, Jack, possibly sensing what’s about to happen, makes a complaint of harassment. This is the first you’ve heard of this problem. Is the complaint legitimate? What do...

Better Check The Brakes
Tillman Y. Coffey, August 12, 2014
The previous month’s sales numbers are final and Jane’s sales are abysmal...again. You’ve had enough and decide to fire her. You call HR to get the paperwork started. Your HR manager tells you that Jane has just left her office after complaining that she never gets house deals,...

Failure Is Not An Option
Tillman Y. Coffey, May 8, 2014
When it comes to a dealership’s legal liability for employment-related problems, the basis of the liability generally falls into two categories - actions the dealership took and those it failed to take. When it comes to big dollar jury awards and settlements, a dealership’s failure to...

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Tillman Y. Coffey

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309




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