You have the right to be employed in a workplace free of unlawful discrimination. But not all discrimination is illegal. The discrimination or harassment must be based on your: race; color; national origin; religion; gender (including pregnancy); age; or disability. Your employer cannot use any of these traits as a factor when making important employment decisions like hiring, firing, compensation, promotions, demotions, transfers, or layoffs. Your employer is also prohibited from harassing you based on your race, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. Illegal harassment consists of repeated derogatory comments, jokes or other unfavorable treatment on the basis of an individual’s protected traits.
Rob has over twenty-four years of experience in litigating employment discrimination cases in Georgia and the rest of the country. Contact Rob to speak to a Georgia employment lawyer about your specific situation.