State Law: Georgia
This information is intended to familiarize women with employment discrimination law in Georgia so that they may assess the strengths and weaknesses of any claims they may have and educate themselves as to their rights so that they may informatively talk to their employers. Generally, women in Georgia who wish to bring a claim of discrimination must do so under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal statute. There are also state tort (civil) laws under which you can bring discrimination claims. These include assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Women should read the Filing Procedures section to understand the process involved in bringing a claim and what remedies they can expect.
Anyone seriously considering taking legal action should consult an attorney. Women also need to be aware that those who take their cases to court are not often successful and large awards are rare. Women may be more successful pursuing alternative dispute resolution, which is often available under mediation clauses in employment contracts.
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