Sadiqa (Sadie) Banks

Sadie is an assistant general counsel and human resources consultant for Engage. Sadie serves Engage clients in Georgia and across the country with a wide range of labor and employment issues.

Before joining the Engage team, Sadie represented a diverse group of clients in labor and employment disputes, specializing in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) matters. Her practice area centered upon litigating, investigating, and consulting on EEO issues involving both private and public sector employees. Sadie has extensive knowledge of Family and Medical Leave Act matters and comprehensive experience as a managing attorney, handling complex resolutions through private and federal agency mediation. In addition, Sadie has handled employment discrimination matters including ADA, ADEA, Title VII and sexual harassment claims, representing individuals and corporate clients. Notably, she also served as a judicial intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Sadie received a bachelor’s degree from City University of New York–John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University–Thurgood Marshall School of Law School of Law.

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Workplace Bullying: Is it That Serious?

June 17, 2019

Some employers may consider workplace bullying to be less serious than illegal harassment or other issues that involve discrimination or retaliation in the workplace. These employers should think again. Workplace bullying can have the same detrimental effects on a company, its people, the work culture, and even customers and partners as incidents of illegal harassment, discrimination and retaliatory treatment. Productivity – among individuals and work teams – typically suffers the greatest negative impact.

A Guide to Managing Employee Website Usage

March 11, 2019

Employers need to be mindful of the tension between technology and privacy rights in the workplace - whether employees are working from home, the coffee shop or the office.

Hurricane Michael- Guidance for Employers

October 8, 2018

The following is general HR guidance to assist businesses that may be impacted by Hurricane Michael in Florida, Alabama, and surrounding areas.

Safety First/ Workers’ Comp

In the wake of hurricanes and natural disasters, employers face a new host of employee safety issues.

If your employees continue to work either in relief or recovery efforts that support your business, they still fall under the protections afforded by workers’ compensation insurance; safety must remain a top priority.

Check Your Knowledge of Background Checks

August 15, 2018

Background checks are a useful tool for employers to collect and verify important information about a potential new hire. These screenings are subject to various local, state and federal laws which dictate when an employer can and should use certain types of information in employment decisions as well as how to protect that information.  

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