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Understanding Workplace Discrimination Laws

How do you protect your civil rights? The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. explains what laws exist to protect you from work discrimination in Atlanta and the actions you can take if you are a victim of workplace prejudice.

The workplace isn’t always a safe environment

In today’s economy, it is getting more difficult to find a job, unemployment rates are rising and employers are tightening their belts. No matter how bad times get, there is no excuse for prejudice in the office.

Whom does the law protect?

In companies of 15 employees or more, practically everyone is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; however, some of the specific types of discrimination that are outlined include:

  • Racial discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Age discrimination — more than 40 years and less than 70

Here are some warning signs of Atlanta workplace discrimination:

  • Being passed over for a promotion for someone who is younger than you
  • Being demoted in your position since announcing a pregnancy
  • Being excluded from a training session that other co-workers with the same position/ability have attended
  • Being harassed because of race, religion or natural origin
  • Workplace recruitment programs only targeted to a specific group of people

If you recognize one of these signs, you have to be careful with how you pursue a discrimination case. Talking to a lawyer about your case and circumstances is tremendously helpful in distinguishing discrimination and identifying employer biases.

Affirmative action

Employers have to be careful when initiating affirmative action plans. If they do not comply with the law, there can be serious consequences if someone is adversely affected and decides to file a lawsuit.

Read more on affirmative action in Georgia

Contact an experienced workplace discrimination attorney

As strong negotiators and aggressive courtroom litigators, K.P. Reddy gets results. If you think you are being discriminated against based on your age, gender, racial identity or disability, contact The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. of Atlanta at (678) 629-3246, or contact us via Web form to schedule a consultation.