Destiny S. Washington
- Employment Law
About Destiny's Practice
Destiny Washington focuses her legal practice on the representation and counsel of management in employment law and labor relations disputes.
Destiny has an extensive background representing clients both in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She has advised clients in all manner of employment law disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. She also has experience in labor relations, counseling clients on the legal issues related to union campaigns, collective bargaining, and arbitrations.
Destiny serves as a Co-Editor for the Georgia Employment Law Letter published by BLR ® and is a contributing author for EntertainHR, FordHarrison's blog that covers the landscape of television, movies, and celebrity culture from an employment-law perspective.
Prior to joining FordHarrison, Destiny was a Senior Associate in an Atlanta-based law firm, primarily handling employment law issues. Destiny's background also includes experience in the Atlanta Public Schools' Office of Employee Relations, and serving an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Atlanta as well as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia.
She began her legal career as a law fellow with the Service Employees International Union where she gained experience counseling the union during labor disputes and contract negotiations as well as representing union members in arbitrations regarding collective bargaining agreements.
Destiny is also a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the Louisiana Army National Guard.
- Tulane University Law School
- Louisiana State University
B.A., magna cum laude, 2001
Major Publications & Speaking Engagements
- Editor, Georgia Employment Law Letter
- Contributing Editor, Southeast Employment Law Letter
- Author, "No, age changes don't work like sex changes," Georgia Employment Law Letter, July 2020, and EntertainHR, May 13, 2020
- Author, "CHERYL and Employer Liability for Cybernetic Harassment," EntertainHR, February 26, 2020
- Author, "What Cat Meme Can Teach Us About Race Discrimination," EntertainHR, January 8, 2020
- Author, "What 'Yeet' Can Teach HR Professionals About Evolution," EntertainHR, November 6, 2019
- Author, "The Women of Amazon Studios' The Boys Offer Lessons on Title VII Retaliation," EntertainHR, September 18, 2019
- Co-Author, "Lessons about drug testing from TV show 'Atlanta': Urine trouble now," Georgia Employment Law Letter, July 2019, and EntertainHR, July 10, 2019
- Author, "Lessons on Grieving, Courtesy of NFC Championship Game," EntertainHR, January 30, 2019
- Co-Author, "Tips on public accommodation of service and emotional support animals," Georgia Employment Law Letter, November 2018, and HR Daily Advisor, January 8, 2019
- Author, "No Title VII protection so far for people 'perceived to be' black," Georgia Employment Law Letter, December 2018, and EntertainHR, November 27, 2018.
- Author, "Workstations and working out: Can they coexist?" Georgia Employment Law Letter, October 2018, and Diversity Insight, November 14, 2018
- Author, "Have 'Stranger' Leaves Been Approved? FMLA Lessons from Netflix," EntertainHR, August 20, 2018
- Author, "Did Giztoob Get It Right?" EntertainHR, Jul7 3, 2018
- Co-Author, "Hands-Free Georgia Act Takes Effect July 1, 2018," Georgia Employment Law Letter, June 2018, and HR Daily Advisor, June 26, 2018
The National Black Lawyers - Top 100
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals