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United States Supreme Court Raises Bar for Discrimination Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced two decisions, Vance v. Ball State University, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, which make it more difficult for workers to prove they suffered employment discrimination. In Vance, the Court narrowed the definition of “supervisor” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, rejecting the definition Read More

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Have You Been Sexually Harassed?

Sexual harassment is illegal when it creates a hostile work environment or results in the victim being fired or demoted. A harasser could be anyone in the workplace, including a supervisor, a co-worker, or a customer. Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not formally list sexual harassment as a form of discrimination, Read More

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Harassment on the Job in Georgia Is Illegal!

What’s more important to the success of any Georgia business than a constructive work environment that is free from discrimination or harassment of any kind? Employees who feel empowered to meet and exceed their job responsibilities can have a tremendous collective impact on the economy of the state and the country. And U.S. employers must Read More

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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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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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