Georgia Workplace Discrimination Attorneys
Have you been denied a job, terminated, or subjected to unacceptable working conditions due to unfair discrimination?
U.S. and Georgia law prohibit unfair workplace discrimination and allow you to challenge those illegal practices in court if necessary.
If you have been subject to illegal workplace discrimination in Georgia, then you may be able to recover compensation for your losses or obtain accommodations that will allow you to earn a livelihood with dignity and without fear of retaliation from your employer.
Federal Laws Protecting Against Discrimination
A variety of federal laws bar certain employers from discriminating against employees due to characteristics and circumstances beyond their control:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, and sex.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination against women due to pregnancy, childbirth, and any medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) bars employers from compensating men and women differently for doing the same work.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against anyone 40 or older from discrimination because of age.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) & Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination due to physical or mental disabilities, and requires employers to accommodate the limitations of otherwise qualified individuals in many instances.
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits discrimination against a healthy individual with a genetic predisposition toward developing an illness or other impairment in the future.
Enforcing Georgia’s Discrimination Laws
Georgia law additionally prohibits workplace discrimination based on age, disability, sex, and – for state agencies – race, color, disability, religion, or national origin. And many Georgia municipalities offer another layer of protection through their own laws and ordinances. Most of these laws also make it illegal to take retaliatory action against an employee for filing a workplace discrimination complaint.
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) both exist to enforce various workplace discrimination laws, and Georgia workplace discrimination lawyers will work with them to help an employee reach a settlement they deserve.
From filing the complaint to supporting the plaintiff through mediation and investigation, we stand beside our client each step of the way.
If a case cannot be resolved through the EEOC or GCEO, we are ready to take the case to court, hold employers accountable for their actions, and ensure that the employee gets the justice they deserve. From discovery, to settlement negotiations, to trial, any client of ours can proceed with the confidence that our experienced team is in their corner.
Georgia Workplace Discrimination Lawyers Stand by Our Clients
Workplace nondiscrimination laws and procedures can be complex, and complaints can be difficult to prove without the right attorney. Anyone impacted by discrimination in the workplace needs a Georgia workplace discrimination attorney who will stand with them throughout the process. The Employment and Consumer Law Group can fight for their right to work free of fear or humiliation.
The sooner you act, the sooner you can get results. Contact us today for a case evaluation.