Fair employment

Discrimination

In Georgia, it is legal to fire, refuse housing or refuse service due to a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

Workplace Discrimination:
Being fired, refused hire or promotion based on perceived or real sexual orientation or gender identity.

Housing Discrimination:
Refused rental or removed from your living space because of your perceived or real gender identity or sexual orientation.

Public Accommodations Discrimination:
Be refused service, entry, etc. into a place of public accommodation based on your perceived or real gender identity. Public accommodations are generally defined as entities, both public and private. Examples include retail stores, restaurants, hotels, parks, entertainment venues, as well as educational institutions, recreation facilities and service centers.



HOW TO FILE A CLAIM


WORKPLACE
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GA Law:
In Georgia, it’s illegal for government agencies to discriminate against their employees based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability or age. *Due to the lack of state lgbt anti-discrimination laws, many Georgia attorneys file at the federal level (Title VII)*

EEOC:
In order to file a discrimination claim, you need to consult your local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office.  *The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission extends Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to prohibit discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people.*

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO FILE A WORKPLACE CLAIM

 



HOUSING:

Filing a complaint:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination

City of Atlanta regional HUD office:
 http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fheodir

 



PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS:

Filing a complaint with City of Atlanta Human Relations Commission:
http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=138