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Numerous Laws Protect Against Employment Discrimination

If you believe you have suffered employment discrimination, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced Atlanta employment law attorney right away.  Many different employment laws exist, and a knowledgeable discrimination attorney can help determine the best legal avenue to pursue.  For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits numerous forms of employment discrimination.  The federal law makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex and national origin.  Discrimination can take many forms but includes those instances where an employer takes one of these factors into consideration when making employment related decisions, such as hiring, firing or promoting. 

However, in addition to federal law, states and municipalities also have employment discrimination laws that may apply.  For example, similar to Title VII, Georgia’s Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin or age.  Further, cities often have their own local discrimination laws. The City of Atlanta protects workers against sexual orientation discrimination. Cities often have stronger protections for workers’ rights than exist at the federal level.  Taken together, federal, state and local laws provide various avenues of redress for employees who endure discriminatory actions at work. 

While Title VII anti-discrimination laws are perhaps the most well-known, they are not the only employment laws which may apply to your situation. 

For more information or if you believe you have endured any type of employment discrimination, please contact the dedicated Georgia employment discrimination lawyers at Buckley Beal, LLP for an immediate consultation.