Myra Creighton is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Myra Creighton is a partner in the firm's Atlanta office. Her practice focuses on advising clients concerning their obligations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 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, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (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 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.
- The Wall Street Journal Turns to Fisher Phillips Attorney for Insight on Disability Laws for Churches1.20.20
- Georgia ACC Hears from Fisher Phillips Attorneys about Important Developments in Labor and Employment Law11.14.14
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- WebinarMultiple dates
- Leaves and Accommodation Issues for Dealerships – Still Challenging After All These Years - November 15, 201811.15.18
- Fido – Meet Your Roommate: Higher Learning Institutions Sometimes Need to Learn More About Service Animals12.1.06
- University of Georgia School of LawJ.D. 1991, cum laude
- Vanderbilt UniversityB.A. 1985, cum laude