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Time Limits on Filing Discrimination Claims

Unlike most either states, Georgia has neither a general statewide anti-discrimination statute nor a state administrative agency to process discrimination claims. Georgia’s Fair Employment Practices Act of 1978 makes it illegal for a state agency to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, color, or in retaliation, but Read More

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For Employers: Avoiding Discrimination Lawsuits Based on Employee (Mis)Behavior

As the owner or manager of small or mid-sized business, you may feel that you have protected your business from the risk of avoidable workplace discrimination lawsuits simply by regulating your behavior and that of your management colleagues. You might keep scrupulous records of performance reviews, warnings to employees, and even base promotion and firing Read More

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FMLA Benefits & Eligibility

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) permits eligible employees to take unpaid leave for specified family and medical reasons without risk of losing their jobs and with continuation of existing health insurance. Before the FMLA became law, employees could lose their jobs and their health coverage if they took time off from Read More

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What to Do if You Have a Discrimination Claim

Federal law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone on the basis of ethnicity, race, gender, disability, national origin, creed, family status, or status in regards to military service. Each of these designations is considered to be a protected class in regards to employment. Even with clear-cut guidelines, employment discrimination occurs — and Read More

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Time Limits on Filing Discrimination Claims

If you’ve been a victim of discrimination, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Usually, the claim must be filed within 180 days from the date that the discrimination occurred. Federal applicants and employees must file a claim within 45 days through an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor. Under certain circumstances, the Read More

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