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Jona McCormick is Counsel on the Labor and Employment practice. Jona focuses her practice on employment litigation in federal and state courts, and routinely defends employers against discrimination, wrongful discharge, tort, breach of contract and other employment-related claims. Jona has successfully defended class action and multi-plaintiff employment cases throughout the United States.

Jona also counsels clients on a variety of matters, including employment and separation agreements, personnel policies and handbooks, EEO and diversity training, restrictive covenants, wage-and-hour compliance, internal investigations, reductions-in-force, and day-to-day personnel decisions.

Jona is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida, Georgia and Oregon, as well as before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida and the Northern District of Georgia.

 

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Credentials

J.D., University of Florida, with honors

M.A., Emory University, magna cum laude

B.A., Clemson University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Florida

Georgia

Oregon

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of Georgia

U.S. District Court for Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District for Middle District of Florida

Matters

Counsel for a major specialty retail chain in a nationwide lawsuit filed by the EEOC alleging a pattern or practice of discriminating against over 50,000 Black and Hispanic applicants for employment in over 70 stores.

Counsel for a major insurance company in a nationwide class and collective action alleging discrimination on the basis of race and age in Ohio federal court. The District Court dismissed with prejudice all class and collective action allegations as well as all allegations of disparate impact by the individual plaintiff.

Counsel for electric company in action filed by 13 individual plaintiffs alleging race discrimination and harassment in South Carolina federal court.  The District Court granted summary judgment in the lead case, and the other cases were resolved favorably.  

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Counsel for a major specialty retail chain in a nationwide lawsuit filed by the EEOC alleging a pattern or practice of discriminating against over 50,000 Black and Hispanic applicants for employment in over 70 stores.

Counsel for a major insurance company in a nationwide class and collective action alleging discrimination on the basis of race and age in Ohio federal court. The District Court dismissed with prejudice all class and collective action allegations as well as all allegations of disparate impact by the individual plaintiff.

Counsel for electric company in action filed by 13 individual plaintiffs alleging race discrimination and harassment in South Carolina federal court.  The District Court granted summary judgment in the lead case, and the other cases were resolved favorably.  

Counsel for apartment owner and management company in action alleging discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act in Maryland federal court.  The District Court granted summary judgment in protracted litigation brought by civil rights organization.  

Successfully defeated class certification in a failure-to-hire class action brought against  security contractor  in Tennessee federal court.   

Counsel for global manufacturer of tissue  products in action filed by 13 individual plaintiffs  alleging age discrimination in Tennessee federal court.    The District Court granted summary judgment as to nine plaintiffs, and the four remaining cases were resolved favorably.

Matters

Counsel for a major specialty retail chain in a nationwide lawsuit filed by the EEOC alleging a pattern or practice of discriminating against over 50,000 Black and Hispanic applicants for employment in over 70 stores.

Counsel for a major insurance company in a nationwide class and collective action alleging discrimination on the basis of race and age in Ohio federal court. The District Court dismissed with prejudice all class and collective action allegations as well as all allegations of disparate impact by the individual plaintiff.

Counsel for electric company in action filed by 13 individual plaintiffs alleging race discrimination and harassment in South Carolina federal court.  The District Court granted summary judgment in the lead case, and the other cases were resolved favorably.  

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Matters

Counsel for a major specialty retail chain in a nationwide lawsuit filed by the EEOC alleging a pattern or practice of discriminating against over 50,000 Black and Hispanic applicants for employment in over 70 stores.

Counsel for a major insurance company in a nationwide class and collective action alleging discrimination on the basis of race and age in Ohio federal court. The District Court dismissed with prejudice all class and collective action allegations as well as all allegations of disparate impact by the individual plaintiff.

Counsel for electric company in action filed by 13 individual plaintiffs alleging race discrimination and harassment in South Carolina federal court.  The District Court granted summary judgment in the lead case, and the other cases were resolved favorably.  

Counsel for apartment owner and management company in action alleging discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act in Maryland federal court.  The District Court granted summary judgment in protracted litigation brought by civil rights organization.  

Successfully defeated class certification in a failure-to-hire class action brought against  security contractor  in Tennessee federal court.   

Counsel for global manufacturer of tissue  products in action filed by 13 individual plaintiffs  alleging age discrimination in Tennessee federal court.    The District Court granted summary judgment as to nine plaintiffs, and the four remaining cases were resolved favorably.

Credentials

J.D., University of Florida, with honors

M.A., Emory University, magna cum laude

B.A., Clemson University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Florida

Georgia

Oregon

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of Georgia

U.S. District Court for Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District for Middle District of Florida