Atlanta Employment Discrimination Attorney
The law provides many rights for employees across the United States, which includes the right to be free from unlawful discrimination at work. This applies during all stages of the employment process – from hiring to termination. If you believe your employer has wrongfully discriminated against you, contact Battleson Law, LLC, as soon as possible to learn how an employment discrimination lawyer in Atlanta can help.
Discrimination Laws and Claims
Laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 1981 prohibit employers from basing employment decisions on the following factors:
- National origin
- Sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy)
- Age (for those over 40)
Both discrimination and reverse discrimination are unlawful when based on any of the above in Georgia. While Georgia is an at-will employment state, employers still may not terminate anyone based on a protected factor, as this is considered to be wrongful termination. Other prohibited conduct includes harassment that creates a hostile work environment and retaliation for complaining of possible discrimination, among others. Employers also may not implement policies or other rules that result in disparate treatment or a disparate impact on certain protected employees.
These laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO). However, because Georgia does not have robust anti-discrimination laws at the state level, many discrimination claims are brought under federal law, which means they might take place in federal court.
Contact an Employment Discrimination Lawyer in Atlanta Right Away
If your employer engaged in unlawful discrimination, you have the right to seek legal relief. This process can be complicated, and proving discrimination claims can be challenging in some situations. You want the experience and commitment of Battleson Law, LLC, on your side. Call 404.382.8149 or contact us online to learn how an Atlanta employment discrimination attorney can help.