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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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How to File a Wrongful Termination Claim

Like many other states, Georgia is a right-to-work state. In right-to-work states, no implicit labor contract exists between employers and their employees. If there is no explicit, written contract specifying the conditions under which your employer can fire you from your job or requiring you to give two or four weeks’ notice before quitting, you Read More

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Defining Discrimination: Have You Been a Victim?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces anti-discrimination laws in the workplace. These federal laws include laws protecting against discrimination based on: Race, ethnicity or national origin Religion Sexual orientation Pregnancy Age Disability Sex or gender Genetic information Employers violate these laws when they treat you differently from other employees based on: Personal characteristics that you 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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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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